Wilshere Injury Overshadows Workmanlike Win Over Denmark

by on March 6, 2014
in History, Injuries, Songs, World Cup 2014

As regular readers will know, I’m not a huge fan of friendlies and although I only saw the first half last night I don’t think I’m about to change my mind any time soon. A close relative of mine was at the game and I sent him a text asking if he was bored. His reply: ‘a bit.’

It wasn’t the best performance by England against a reasonably good Danish side but then again it didn’t have to be. Grinding out 1-0 wins over teams that aren’t quite as good as we are has been a feature of England’s form in past tournaments of both the World Cup and the European Championships so no complaints there.

However, the news that Jack Wilshere will be missing for six weeks due to a hairline fracture of the navicular bone in his left foot is probably something to be a little concerned about. Wilshire – who should not be referred to as ‘Jack Wheelchair’ under any circumstances whatsoever – should be back in action within a month of the final cut off date for the 23 man squads so theoretically it’s Arsenal who will have the headaches not England.

Talking of headaches – and earaches – I can’t wait for this. In case you’re not familiar with the original (and as I’m pushing 50 I’m happy to admit that I’m not) then you’re in for an experience.

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2 Responses to “Wilshere Injury Overshadows Workmanlike Win Over Denmark”
  1. Dawleylad says:

    It was a massive shame that Wilshire got injured, and that highlighted the difference in work-rate between him and Wayne rooney as an example. I don’t believe that Rooney would have even considered that challange, reckless as it was, and that is why his performances for England have been below par recently.

    Dawleylad
    http://www.keelbyunited.co.uk/blog/other/England2014.html

  2. Mike says:

    Thanks for the comment – I agree with you about the difference in attitude between the two players, I think it’s primarily because Rooney may think he’s got nothing to play for this season except the World Cup and so he’s changed his game this season. As for Wilshire, I fairly sure that he’ll be ready to go to Brazil even though he might be missing for Arsenal. The injury isn’t as catastrophic as the red tops seem to have initially thought.

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