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  • Davidmt Davidmt Oct 12, 2006 07:22 Flag

    The Problem with McClaren

    You are too true.

    I saw a lot of internationals over the last week and it is all about rhythm and players who don't usually play together linking up and doing the team thing rather than the individual thing.

    Brasil v Ecuador was the perfect example. Brasil were rabble in the first half because they couldn't link together.

    Dare I say the Manager is more important at International level because he has to mould a group of high priced individuals into a team.

    This is something that copious English managers have failed to do since 1966.

    The few times they have moulded together, they have been unlucky to fall in penalty shoot-outs.

    English players do not play as well for Country as they do for Club and the question has to be asked. Why?