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Don’t panic: ‘hapless’ England are not QPR

by | 29th, March 2013

Soccer - 2014 World Cup Qualifier - Group H - Montenegro v England - City Stadium

THE Daily Mail is gunning for Roy Hodgson. The England manager’s team is not inspiring dreams of glory. Failure to beat a decent Montenegro team does little to make fans believe England can win the next World Cup. But the team have yet to lose in their qualifying group and in they win every match, they will finish top of it. Brazil here we go.

But to the Mail, England are “hapless”. No. Scotland are hapless. England are disappointing. But the Mail has an agenda. So. Here’s Matt Barlow writing below the headline: “YOU’RE IN TROUBLE, ROY.”

Below the sub-header “Another Fine Mess”, Barlow notes:

“We’ve got ourselves in a strong position,” said goalkeeper Joe Hart. “If we win all the games we finish top of the group.”

Says Barlow:

“It’s true, but it’s like saying QPR ill stay up if they win all their games.”

But that wouldn’t be true. Because if QPR’s Premier League survival rivals also win all of their games (yes, we know will play each other, so it’s impossible), QPR would be down.

England have four games left in their World Cup Qualifying Group: three home matches against Ukraine, Poland and Montenegro, and one away game in Moldova.

It’s not exactly beyond the realms of possibility that England will triumph in all of them.



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