Poll: The best team so far?

Vote in our poll and tell us your view on England's tactical approach against France in their Euro 2012 clash.


England's 1-1 draw against France in their Group D opener in Donetsk was not exactly the edifying spectacle that other games in the tournament have proven so far.

England's two flat banks of four, set up to spoil France's technically superior attacking play, bore the hallmarks of a Roy Hodgson team. Whilst the approach earned England a 1-1 draw that most fans would have taken before kick-off, it hardly provided thrills in abundance.

Forwards Ashley Young and Danny Welbeck spent long periods of the game cut off from their team-mates, and England's only shot on target was Joleon Lescott's headed goal from a set piece.

Given the low expectations going into the tournament and the fact the result means England remain unbeaten in three games under Hodgson, does the end justify the means? Is it enough to see England competing against a highly-talented team - who are some people's dark horses for the tournament - without being good to watch? Are England destined to exit another tournament in disgrace, or will they grind their way to the title as Greece did in 2004?

Vote in our poll and tell us which of the given words you think best sums up England's tactics. Or, if you have a description you believe is more fitting, leave a comment below.

Which word best sums up England's tactical approach against France?







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