Cokane said:Absolutely 100%.
It is astounding how many people rate England as one of the potential winners of this World Cup.
Dropping Macca is nothing compared to dropping the one and only Romford Pelé!binswhacker said:England at full strength should never be underestimated. But how can they be at full strengthif they leave out Steve McManaman? :dazed: I mean, leave Stevo home, who does Eriksson think he is? :wth:
If anything, we suffer from under confidence. Our players aren't naturally optimistic about themselves, or have that ingrained arrogance that teams like Argentina, Italy, Germany, Brazil seem to possess. You can see this in the way they play. Our lads only start believing in themselves when their backs are against the wall, when the opposition start shooting their mouths off or when the opposition start getting dirty and calls invariably go against us. The game against Argie last time round was a good example of this.Russell said:The only people who seem to over-rate us is the tabloids.
Overall we are under-rated, ask any foreigner in this forum what they think of England, "Beckham is over-rated and they all think they'll win the WC!"