A new dawn for England?

New England manager Steve Mclaren has boosted his teams confidence by them thrashing Greece 4 -0 in a pre European friendly.

The new manager added a ray of hope to a dissappointing end to the World Cup Finals in July.

John Terry, successor to Beckham headed in England's first goal in the space of 14 mins with a debut captain's goal.

England were coasting at half time with three added goals as the likes of Owen Hargreaves and Stuart Downing added pace supported by veterans Lampard and Gerrard.

A rejuvenated performance by the team knocks away all the criticism that ended in them crashing out of the Quarter finals in Germany.

Mclaren's individuality added to the inspiring performance as the team flowed forward with crisp passing and an energy that was lacking in the World Cup.

Old timer Terry Venables sat alongside the fresh faced no1 as it was a clash of the old and new.

Greece battled well in the second half with two shots cleared off the line by Ashley Cole, but failed to equalise.

The performance begs the question: 'Why didn't England play like this in the World Cup?'

1 Response to "A new dawn for England?"


Thu, 08/17/2006 - 12:37
<p>It wasa good game and I applaud Steve M for picking this new side.Beckham was overated.</p><p>he was a good player but has lost form in the last few years. Sven&nbsp; G was a bit&nbsp;&nbsp; of a rascist, why Germain Dafoe&nbsp; was not inthe line up for the World cup is beyond me. I think we will see great&nbsp; things from this team now.</p>