Wednesday, September 12, 2007


It is amazing to see the whole nation getting so excited about England beating Israel. It shows you how much trouble the England football team is in. Just 5-10 years ago, they would have expected to score 10-12 goals against nations like Israel.

Everyone is expecting tonight's game to be a real test now. People are expecting a close game; perhaps England winning by an odd goal. People are accepting Hiddink as a master, which he is.

In my opinion, the England football team will get a surprisingly convincing win over Russia. Don't forget the game is played at Wembley and there is a good sense of confidence in the team after Saturday's game. Most importantly, don't forget that there is quite a bit of pace and fresh blood in the existing team with Wright-Phillips and Richards. Of course, Steve G is playing again without Lampard, which seems to be holding Steve back.

All in all, I just hope that it is an exciting game and there is a deserved winner. Looking forward to the kick-off.