Overpaid, Overrated and Over Their Heads

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This current batch of England players have barely produced a performance worth raving about under a struggling Roy Hodgson.

Statistics can be deceiving on the international stage, the six wins out of six games in group E for European Championship qualification are not telling the whole story.

During these six games, performances have been far from convincing and give supporters no reason to believe that the country will prove better in next summer's tournament in France.


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Raheem Sterling has completed a £49 million move to Manchester City, whilst Wayne Rooney earns in excess of £300,000-per-week for Manchester United.

Sterling's attitude will see him frozen out of football folklore sooner rather than later, whilst the latter's goalscoring record is a shining light amongst a side currently short of any long-term legacy.

Even the former Everton man's scoring record seems an insult to players such as Gary Linker and Bobby Charlton, who did not get to their rankings by facing sub-par sides like San Marino and Slovenia.

Lacklustre Lions

Yet during the big competitions, as expected, the players have their holiday, kick a ball around, go home early and celebrate none the wiser.

Hardworking and humble players, best exemplified by James Milner, don't get the credit or playing time they deserve, instead sidelined by mediocre players who jump on the bandwagon of the brave and creative performances by their continental teammates during domestic duty.

There is no style to this side, the starting line-up in the past five games providing different combinations of defensive and attacking partnerships, giving no thought as to how to gel a team together in preparation for a major tournament.

For Jack Wilshere to have inspired the team against Slovenia, despite the player being out for the most part of last season exemplifies the over reliance on the wonder performances so rarely produced by players on international duty.

Overpaid, overrated and over their heads

The current crop have no motivation as they know they won't get paid, they have no motivation because they won't win any trophies and they don't have any motivation because they don't care enough for the three lions on their shirts.

The England team are overpaid, overrated and way over their heads. It's time for Roy Hodgson, Greg Dyke and the Football Association to realise that and start playing the players who will die for the shirt.

Otherwise, this talented generation, modern infrastructure and standing in world football will mean nothing when all is said and done.

Wayne Rooney
Raheem Sterling
England Football

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