Rob Smyth does not like negative tactics
Nor do I. Here’s his punch line. England’s coach, Ericksson, must go:
It may seem harsh to criticise Eriksson, who has taken England to back-to-back quarter-finals, but he has much greater riches at his disposal than previous England managers. Beckham only has one more major tournament left before he is finished at the top – if he isn’t already – as do Scholes and the awesome Sol Campbell. Eriksson, like Nasser Hussain with the English cricket team, stopped the bleeding – but he can take this team no further. He transparently does not trust his players to outplay top-class opponents. It is time the FA found somebody who does.