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Old 06-26-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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What England's only world class player is holding them back is that what you are saying?! lol. Rooney would stroll into any team on this planet.
He bottles it at major tournaments though. Thats a big deal. He was poor. His first game he was poor too. He is a class player but if he is going to bottle it for his country then he shouldn't start. Simple.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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tired jaded forward? what's wrong with you? he's the best player england has and a starter in any team on this planet. But he can't do everything by himself. It'd sure be nice to have some great passes or crosses from the likes of a Villa, Xavi, or Schweinstiger coming in.
He bottles it which is a big deal. He doesn't deserve a starting place if he is not going to do anything when he is on the pitch. Oh and the ball he got to score his goal was as good a cross as Xavi's or anyone else's.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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Maradonna is a fat junkie, Rooney hasnt had a tournament worthy of building him a statue. It may take one tournament to have a good tournament but that does not mean hes an international superstar by any stretch.

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Old 06-26-2012, 01:02 PM
 
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Ronaldo didnt underperform at national level. Ronaldo played well at euro 2004. He did okay at world cup 2006. He got three man of match in world cup 2010. even in euro 2008 he scored once and got one man of match. by contrast rooney has done nothing. How many times rooney was declared man of match in Euro cup or world cup? how many goals Rooney scored in euro cup or world cup?
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All it would take is one tournament for him to change that assumption. Look at Ronaldo. He's always underperformed on the national stage, but one run to a semi in a Euro championship and Maradona says they should build a statue of him in Lisbon.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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He bottles it which is a big deal. He doesn't deserve a starting place if he is not going to do anything when he is on the pitch. Oh and the ball he got to score his goal was as good a cross as Xavi's or anyone else's.
no john you're wrong; who are you going to start ahead of Rooney? your lanky overpriced Andy Carroll? lmao
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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Hey man, Carrol was a bargain! To be fair though, between the two no matter who you start for England you'll get the same amount of goals =)
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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Rooney never delivers at major tournaments. It's always excuse after excuse. At least Michael Owen scored a goal to remember forever.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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no john you're wrong; who are you going to start ahead of Rooney? your lanky overpriced Andy Carroll? lmao
No I am not wrong. Rooney does not perform at international level. FACT.

I would start Defoe out of any of them. He always scores for England.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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So by your thinking Messi isn't world class either lol. Rooney would stroll into any team, how can even a world class striker score goals when their team is sitting back and defending and really just a poor side if you put them up against the worlds best.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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So by your thinking Messi isn't world class either lol. Rooney would stroll into any team, how can even a world class striker score goals when their team is sitting back and defending and really just a poor side if you put them up against the worlds best.
I never said Rooney was not world class. I dont think he is world class but thats just me. Rooney could not walk into any team because he couldn't play the style of play every other teams play. How could he walk into the Barca or Madrid line up or even the German line up. He could get into the Spain squad now but only because Torres is not playing well.
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