UK time is: 07:39:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Roeder on England

With GR occupying the prime position as Sky Sports News` soundbites man for the various press parties, he`s come out ahead of the match with Man City to talk about Sheepteeth McClaren`s time as England coach so far:

'It is disappointing how heavy the criticism of Steve has been. But he will know, I will know, every manager knows what the rules of being a manager are. If you win you get plenty of pats on the back, if you don't win or you don't play well then you get stick. Some of it nowadays is without doubt over the top. I feel as much as anything, the England team is lacking in confidence.

I was in Portugal at the weekend watching a Portugal team which is full of confidence, and that is what we are lacking at the moment. We don't look confident at the moment. I thought they looked pretty nervous against Andorra on Wednesday night and there is only so much a manager can do once they have crossed that line.

But I think the lads need to regain the confidence with the England shirt and then we will be fine. If it is not [the top job], then I don't think the person concerned is as ambitious as he should be. If that opportunity comes knocking, and it only comes for the few, then you have to make that decision to take a job that has been described as a poisoned chalice; in many respects it is.

The expectations for England in my opinion far outweighs its achievement since 1966 when we last won a major tournament, the World Cup. You have to take that weight of expectation with you and try and produce a winning team. We need to find a winning formula for Steve and hopefully he will find that quickly.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 30 2007

Time: 1:10PM

Your Comments

he deserves the criticism and should never have been england boss. O'Neill was the man I think. Roeder should learn he doesn't have to answer every question put to him.
Keegan
***** me that picture is frightening
CrawlingKingSnake
which has what to do with anything? Have to admit I agree though. :(
GeordieBoy
i agree with keegan and kingsnake. No more comments on this matter : I
Toon4LiFe
He's taking you down boys, happy days.
EvertonMike
its made me wonder why all these managers are springing to the support of steve and in the process making themselves less popular
MOYES IS GOD
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Ashamed of Newcastle United (Sunday April 20 2014)

NUFC v Swansea Match Thread (Saturday April 19 2014)

Possible NUFC Line Up v Swansea (Saturday April 19 2014)

Systematic (Thursday April 17 2014)

Pardew Defence League (Thursday April 17 2014)

The NUFC Gospel According To Tyler (Wednesday April 16 2014)

From Fortress To F*ck This (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Sacking form? Pardew v Press (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Who Could We Get? Gimme A Name! (Monday April 14 2014)

Archived Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. officemonkey 296
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 267
3. Rexn 245
4. BLACKBOB 216
5. OldLeazes 171
6. Platinii 145
7. ukrocks0007 128
8. nufc_carl88 118
9. Chief_Brody 117
10. thecorner 106

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Spurs 35 19 6 10 2 63
7. Man Utd 34 17 6 11 16 57
8. Southampton 35 13 10 12 5 49
9. Newcastle 35 14 4 17 -15 46
10. Stoke 35 11 11 13 -10 44
11. Crystal Palace 35 13 4 18 -13 43
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37

Breaking League News

Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 0
Chelsea : 23/04/2014 07:33:00
Liverpool: Sterling Labelled Best In Europe
Liverpool : 22/04/2014 19:24:00
Summer transfer activity.
Chelsea : 22/04/2014 16:42:00
Liverpool: Four Reds In MNF Dream Team
Liverpool : 22/04/2014 14:45:00
Cattermole Ready For The Hard Work To Come
Sunderland : 22/04/2014 14:39:00
Moyes Sacked By United
Norwich : 22/04/2014 14:00:00
Berbatov`s Not Coming Back
Fulham : 22/04/2014 12:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are we stronger than when we finished 5th?
Suggested By:  TNMW
Yes, there's absolutely no doubt we are 20%
Divvent be stupid man, what planet yee from? 80%