Posts Tagged ‘Rooney’

So I didn’t watch England’s game last night against Algeria. I decided that sleeping might be a more interesting option than staying up late to watch an England game. I was proven right, or so said most people, and many newspapers.

England couldn’t score apparently and Rooney was amongst the worst players on the pitch. After the match, Wazza comes on the air and says,

‘Nice to see your home fans boo you. That’s what loyal support is’

There are really two sides to this. Sometimes footballers can have a really frustrating day and it isn’t really possible for them to do anything on the field. Nothing works. And on top of that if your own fans boo you it can be really frustrating, I’m sure.

The other angle to this is that when you’re playing in a tournament like the World Cup, there’s very little room for error. Within two games you can either qualify for the next round or be on the next flight home. And England are close to doing the latter. They still have a game left to play against Slovenia, but as we’ve seen, Slovenia is a tough nut to crack. They’ve pulled off a win against Algeria and drew against USA. They are top of the group as of now. They’re still not guaranteed a place in the Round of 16.

If England beats Slovenia and USA beats Algeria, then both England and USA will progress to the next round. I digress.

I was talking about fans booing. Yes, the fact of the matter is that fans pay a lot of money for airfare, accommodation, beer (how can you forget beer) and not to mention tickets for these matches. These poor delusional fans actually expect England to make it to the final (forget about getting out of the group). They do not draw the same salary as you, Wayne. Nor are they endorsed my multi-million dollar enterprises that pay you about a 100,000 pounds for every second you’re on the screen. I exaggerate of course, I have no idea how much they pay him, but we can certainly agree that it is a considerable sum.

And if they don’t like what they see, they will boo. Deal with it.