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World Cup Thoughts

At the Rust we try to avoid repeating the ‘ same old, same old’ of the back pages.  So I won’t join in the criticism of Gareth Southgate for failing to bring on Phil Foden in that dull performance against USA. it was forever thus.  In 1970 West german scouts went to England ‘s training camp in mexico. They marvelled at Liverpool’s winger Peter Thompson who never got a game.  In their 3-2 defeat of England Germany ‘s wingers Libuda and Emmericj neither the equal of Thompson shone.


Even in the present squad our best central defender Tomori of A C Milan was not chosen in a position where the team is weak.


Peter Storey the Arsenal enforcer had 19 caps for England. That is more than Tony Currie and Alan Hudson two of the finest creative midfielders of the 70s.


I rest my case.