2. It is a shame he didn’t tell a press conference that he was too honest to score a goal for England so that might have acted as an omen too. Wazza had a bit of a cow’s backside and banjo day.
3. Jermain Defoe shouldn’t start against Croatia. OTP might be a lone voice in this, but we would much rather see him coming on from the bench and start with a more physical presence along with Rooney at kick-off.
4. Perhaps Glen Johnson isn’t as much of a cert for the right-back slot as we thought. He keeps getting caught out defensively which is a pretty major flaw for a defender.
5. Croatia will have seen enough to give them some confidence ahead of Wednesday’s clash.