England Romp Home - But Do We Need To Play These Fixtures?

23 March 2013 01:54
Frank Lampard expressed his pride at becoming England's highest scoring midfielder after the 8-0 demolition of San Marino in Friday night's World Cup qualifier in Serravalle.

Why should teams like England have to play teams like San Marino (who have never won a competitive match in their history!) in a World Cup fixture?

Surely FIFA can show at least one of their members has an IQ above 5, by organising a play-off league for the minnows BEFORE one of them enters the competition proper.

Not only would it avoid humiliation like we saw last night . but the likes of Luxembourg, San Marino, Faroe Islands, Andorra and Liechtenstein may actually WIN a game.

Frank Lampard: "It feels very good to be England's highest midfield goalscorer. I'm very proud of that achievement.

"All my career, I've looked to score goals. It was great to be up there with the likes of the Bryan Robsons and the David Platts.

"Now I am above them and it was also an honour as always to wear the armband for your country.

"Stevie will be back on Tuesday (in Montenegro) so he will take it, but I am really pleased with how I played.

"We worked all week hard to concentrate on this game and then we could move on to the next one afterwards.

"We said if we approached it in the right way, then we would have no problems and that is what happened.

"Everyone who played did themselves a favour. Everyone turned up but Montenegro is a different game so we might approach it in a slightly different way.

"It was a great confidence boost for us to score so many goals. Whoever is asked, will be ready on Tuesday."

Source: Newcastle United Mad