[b][color=yellow] "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” –Wayne Gretzky[/B][/color][br][br][b][color=yellow]P.G.F.I = PANTHERS GO FOR IT![/b][/color]
Messi has done it against big teams in La Liga and the Champs League. When's the last team you saw Rooney have a big performance against quality opposition?
So far Rooney is nothing but a flat-track bully. Messi will cause the Milan defence problems if they meet in the semi final. Rooney might as well havee not been on the pitch.
Remember Rooney vs Arsenal a few years back?
Rooney has performed to a high level in the most competitive league in the world (i don't believe all that Spanish nonsense) for 3/4 years now, along with single-handedly carrying his nation in the Euro Champs. Messi has barely played for his nation and when he has turned out for Barca in big games he has been horribly over-rated. He was garbage in the second leg in Chelsea whilst he was on the pitch.
Rooney > Messi every day of the week, and that's not national bias.
Am i alone in being hacked off with the constant 'Curbs has the Job' 'Big Sam has the job' and 'Steve McLaren has' the job speculation on the back pages with each contender taking it in turns to be the supposed fron runner?
Why Can't the FA do everyone a favour by either:-
A) Naming the successful candidate straight away.Then at least their club has enough time to find a replacement.
B) Stating categorically that no formal interviews will take place until the regular season is over and that there are no leading candidates until the formal interview procedure starts.
I appreciate that Fleet Street needs to keep business ticking over and such speculatiom sells papers but I can't help but feel the FA have totally mishandled what should be a straight forward piece of clear communication.