Eyes on the ball

Eyes on the ball

Eyes on the ball

First published in Letters by

I DON’T claim to know much about football, but like most of the population I was shocked to see England go out in the first round of the World Cup.

So what happens next? They arrive back home with the usual excuses and say next time will be different.

I think what these footballers should do, bearing in mind that between them they will be earning in excess of £5 million per week, is start to put their efforts into playing and training for the country the represent and forget about book sales, aftershave, clothing, sporting goods promotions, etc.

They need to be fully focused on playing football and ensuring that next time we can come back with the results they deserve for their dedication and hard work. If we don’t change, then in four years it will be another early exit for English football.

Gary Mitchell, The Groves, York.

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12:11pm Fri 27 Jun 14

CHISSY1 says...

Shocked,no expected just like Eurovision Song contest,rubbish.
Shocked,no expected just like Eurovision Song contest,rubbish. CHISSY1
  • Score: 1

12:57pm Fri 27 Jun 14

TheTruthHurts says...

Well if you dont know much about football then it might be a surprise. For those of us who do it wasnt really that big of a shock :-)
Well if you dont know much about football then it might be a surprise. For those of us who do it wasnt really that big of a shock :-) TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 8

6:47pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Dave Ruddock says...

Best clubs save money and sack the lot , Football did at one time, be enjoyable cheap Saturday and Midweek entertainment/sport, now highly over paid per Madonnas, sack the lot
Best clubs save money and sack the lot , Football did at one time, be enjoyable cheap Saturday and Midweek entertainment/sport, now highly over paid per Madonnas, sack the lot Dave Ruddock
  • Score: 2

6:56pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Y.I.P. says...

lot of overpaid wimps and pansies (England team!) give me a mans game any day, that being rugby league.
lot of overpaid wimps and pansies (England team!) give me a mans game any day, that being rugby league. Y.I.P.
  • Score: 0

2:35pm Sun 29 Jun 14

CaroleBaines says...

First eight words of this letter says it all. Most of us were far from shocked.
First eight words of this letter says it all. Most of us were far from shocked. CaroleBaines
  • Score: -1

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