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Arsenal and Manchester United’s Wilshere and Rooney owe England £1.5 and their souls

by | 11th, October 2013

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THE pressure on Arsenal player Jack Wilshere’s shoulders so no signs of abating. The current Best English Player to Look a Bit Like Kevin Keegan is the subject of this balls in the Daily Mail:

 ‘The midfielder has been hailed as the future of English football and dropping him would represent arguably the biggest gamble by an England manager manager since Glenn Hoddle left David Beckham out of the opening 1998 World Cup game.”

Wilshere is a good player. One day he might well be a very good player. But he is not Gareth Bale. He is not Lionel Messi. He is not Ronaldo. He’s not even Frank Lampard.

But if you think Wilhere’s alone is being pressured to the point of crippling self-doubt by the Press, get a load of this from Sun City editor Simon English:

If Rooney misses a sitter tonight and England fail to win… he owes us £1.5billion. It sounds harsh but that is the cost to the UK economy if the team slip up at Wembley in their next two games.

No pressure, lads. Just go out there, play with skill and style. Enjoy yourselves…



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