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Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by WinnipegPackFan, May 8, 2006.

  1. WinnipegPackFan

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    For those that do not follow the sport, England has the best squad put together since the year of my birth in 1966. The World Cup only comes along every four years and all of England's Football fans really believe this could be the year. So share my gloom my Packer brethren and pray for the healthy return of Wayne Rooney:

    Rooney needs miracle to make finals - Eriksson
    3 May 2006
    by Reuters

    Wayne Rooney has broken more than one bone in his foot and may need a miracle to play at the FIFA World Cupâ„¢, England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said on Wednesday.
    Asked if the Manchester United forward had a chance of going to the finals in Germany, Eriksson said: "I think so. Miracles happen in life now and then... but I really don't know."

    Pressed as to whether a miracle was needed after Saturday's injury against Chelsea, the Swede would only say: "Maybe."

    England meet Paraguay in their FIFA World Cup group opener in Frankfurt on 10 June. Eriksson must name his squad by 15 May. Eriksson said he would probably still name the inspirational 20-year-old in his provisional squad on Monday.

    Although only 23 players will be picked for Germany, a further three or four will be placed on standby.

    Rooney is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks by the injury and, if he plays at all, would only realistically be available if England reach the latter stages of the FIFA World Cup.

    Eriksson said Rooney had suffered "more than one" fracture at Stamford Bridge. "It's a serious injury and I will be updated tomorrow because our doctor will be going up to Manchester," said the Swede.

    "I will not rule him out until the doctors tell me there is no chance .. Everyone hopes that he can take part in the World Cup at some stage."

    Asked if he would take Rooney even if meant only playing him in the World Cup Final, Eriksson said: "Yes. To win the Final. If we think he can make part of the World Cup he will be (in the squad) and why shouldn't he be?

    "He will do everything possible to play in the World Cup that's 100 per cent sure."

    England midfielder Frank Lampard spoke to Rooney on Wednesday and said the United forward remains optimistic he will be fit to play at least some part in the finals.

    "After having a scan he said there were two breaks and it was no more serious than it was a couple of days ago," said Lampard after Rooney had accidentally phoned him.

    "He was optimistic and has got a great team around him to get him fit. He is naturally a positive person and if anyone can get fit it will be him."

    Eriksson said Rooney was irreplaceable but the Swede still expects England to put on a good performance at the finals.

    "I would be stupid to say that it's not bad if he can't play at the World Cup - it would be like Brazil missing Ronaldinho, France missing (Thierry) Henry - he's one of our absolute best players," Eriksson said.

    "You can't replace him because he's unique. You can't replace Ronaldinho because you don't have two Ronaldinhos. But anyhow we have a very good team, a very good squad and I'm convinced that we are going to do a very, very good World Cup."

    Eriksson said he had a "long chat" on Tuesday with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson who said on Monday he thought it unlikely Rooney would play any part in the finals.

    "He's going to stay in Manchester to do all the recovery, he's going to stay there until he's football fit."

    With Rooney's participation in serious doubt Eriksson at least gave a positive bulletin on striker Michael Owen. He said the Newcastle United forward would be fit for the finals after making his own comeback from breaking a metatarsal in his right foot in December.

    Owen played for Newcastle on Sunday and went for tests after reporting some discomfort. X-rays revealed the player had suffered no further damage.

    "I spoke to Michael yesterday and he will be fit." said Eriksson. "We will have time to get the fitness we want."

    England have a 'B' international later this month against Belarus, along with friendlies against Hungary and Jamaica, as they gear up for the finals.

    "Those three friendly games will be very important for Michael Owen, he hasn't played very much football lately," Eriksson said.

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has said Rooney's injury is a "disaster" and Eriksson said he had taken an anxious phone call from England skipper David Beckham on Saturday.

    "I know that they are concerned," he said. "I had a phone call from our captain one hour after the injury happened, so of course they're worried. They all know what Wayne Rooney can do."

    Eriksson said his other striking options for the finals outside his first-choice pairing of Rooney and Owen were Darren Bent, Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch.

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    In World football this lad has been compared to Pele and we really need him to stand by the guys you might have heard of such as :

    David Beckham :

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    For those of you that don't follow the game; imagine a whole country that takes the sport as seriously as Green Bay takes the Packers then consider Cheering them starting this June for this :

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    Because there will not be another until the year 2010 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And I have been waiting a very, very, very........ long time now :wink:

    For anyone who wants to know more about Team England and the World Cup this year :

    http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/w/team/index.html
     
  2. agopackgo4

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    Sweet my dad is getting into soccer more and more as he gets older for some reason. But he talks about the teams from England and stuff...He cant watch them here so he watches the MLS sometimes. It really isnt a bad sport. A lot of people think it is a " girly sport" it really isnt not if you sit down and watch it.
     
  3. thetombradyhater

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    no offense but soccer is boring and it sucks to watch
     
  4. DePack

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    I'm with you. Anyone over 7 years old should not be playing soccer.
     
  5. NiVeK

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    Ewwww....soccer.....

    Other than the Packers, the only teams I watch are the:
    Badgers
    Brewers
    Bucks
    Seminoles
     

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