The England national team is on life support. Not the actual team itself, but the amount of enthusiasm and excitement that the team generates. Sometimes it’s like watching paint dry as English footballers who dazzle us on weekends put in a hum-drum performance in a meaningless mid-week match for their country.
For goodness sake, it’s time for Fabio Capello to breathe some life into this England team. And perhaps today will be the day? Thankfully, Andy Carroll (Newcastle United), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) and Jordan Henderson (Sunderland) will make their debuts for England today when all three start the match. This is exactly the type of reaction we wanted to see from Capello after the 2010 World Cup was over. Throw out the bums who play like they don’t care (Barry, Wright-Phillips, Terry, Gerrard, J. Cole, Upson and others).
Hopefully Carroll, Henderson and Gibbs can show Capello what the future looks like and that these players can fight for their places in the England squad rather than handing the same caps to the same players each time Capello names a team for a more meaningful match.
For viewers in the United States, you can catch today’s England against France match live on Fox Soccer Channel at 3pm ET.
What do you think? On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being as excited as you can be), how much are you looking forward to England’s game today? Vote below. And then share your opinions in the comments section below.