The Unders and The Overated!

The Unders and The Overated!

by | Jun 30, 2013 | Blog

The England Under 21’s team a force to be reckoned with only one loss since September 2011,  810 minutes without conceding a goal!….this was all prior to the UEFA Under 21’s European Championships this summer! Drawn in the “easy group” we had the likes of Italy, Norway and hosts Israel, coming into this tournament we were almost certain if not guaranteed to make it to at least the Semi Finals…alas this did not happen. Some quote the saying of “being an England supporter is like being the parent of a chubby kid on sports day” a support that is always there but never fulfilled. This was definitely the case in Israel, we all travelled with high hopes to watch our new youngsters compete against the up and coming football stars of the European leagues. We had plans to visit so much of Israel as we would be staying here for a quite a while even up and until the Final we thought, however our plans felt a bit uneasy after the 1-0 loss to Italy. Ok we said we don’t have our best players in yet, wait until Ince, Zaha and Rose play then we will show them what we are made of. Roll on our second group match Norway, now they struggled with Israel we laughed we had our “best” players ready to fight and roar like the little lions they were. Now there wasn’t much roaring to be had a 3-1 loss, elimination after only the second group game, Norway was confident, England were down and out. Discussions were had “why are we so bad in this...