England fans have been crowing about the meteroke’s poor play and manner in several international friendly matches recently. This is evident after the Three Lions lost to Croatia on Boxing Day, a result which saw dips in the team’s rating. Several eyebrows were raised and Balls of Gold duly paid out.
However, the Three Lions remain Group D’s expert earners. This is seen as a reason why England will definitely be seeded highly in the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2010 event, a fact also supported by the recent good form of the team in the League.
There are two versions of the Toffeemen’s remarkable achievement, the one which is the 26 goals in the league and another which is the same with the 27 goals scored by the Toffeemen during the league.
If we were to evaluate the Toffeemen’s recent performance, we would be inclined to choose the latter performance given the fact that it has gone from strength to strength.
Its defense is the speciality of the Toffeemen as they have kept gridiron opponents out of their nether regions.credit should be given to the fitness and state of the Toffeemen as they have been England’s standouts in the recent matches.
If we look at the Toffeemen’s starting line up, we see that within the last two matches, Jackbench and Holding Hands have been missing. But in the last week or so, both starters came back and that included the crucial game against the Czech Republic.
However, the Toffeemen’s main contribution in this game may have been in accounting for the surprise exit of Lucic, as the American goalkeeper had a 40-yard scream of equal support for the away team.
The Toffeemen’s 7/2 handicap bet on England v Mexico will still give some value, considering the fact that it has returned 57 wins to the punters.
However, the Toffeemen’s record in home matches goes well beyond the figures of 57 wins, to a win/loss ratio of 66 wins and 28 draws.
This means that, when we are looking at the Toffeemen’s last two matches, we must take into account the fact that they played over half the number of matches during the qualifying process, starting from the Championship level.
For example, in the last stage of the Championship, Toffeemen played 14 matches, scoring 16 goals, only to pocket only two crucial points and finish the season with a run of 10 wins and 2 draws, thus missing the chance to pocket the identical total of points as the home team.
Similarly, the Toffeemen’s performance in the League is a poor one, as they have scored only 12 goals in the last two matches, even though they have played over 90% of the 45 matches. Taking these aspects into account, it is hard to register a profit betting against the Toffeemen.
However, the Toffeemen’s loan period in the Championship will soon be coming to an end. That is expect in the next few days, with the expected return of Danny Blind at the end of the week. Blind, who was obliged to stay with the Toffees so that the Championship season could be completed, has been away for over six weeks.
Once the Football Association’s winter break is over, it ought to have been a busy month for the Toffeemen. It certainly has been for the Toffeemen fans, as the visits of Manchester United and Chelsea have seen the Toffeemen Ground attract a total of Barbaro last Saturday.
okay, but what about England?
Again, you need to look at the times that England have played, and the results that they have earned. During the past week, both Manchester United and Chelsea have played their games, and the betting odds have, aside from England, been heavily stacked against the London clubs.
The good news for the Toffeemen is that England are still capable of making a significant impact in the European Championship. Whether it will be enough to win the tournament, and whether England can reach the finals, is open to question. Butthough the odds have been heavily stacked against the Toffeemen, with hardly any tipster’s recommendations that the Toffeemen might be high-priced, this is far from a shocking outcome.
Anfield Records in the Championship
Another good news for the Toffeemen is that it appears that they are not alone in the Championship.
During the course of the past week, it was reported that there had been a lot of goal scoring in the lower divisions. Both sides of the divide of the social division scored, while in more highly placed clubs, goals were mainly ranged against the away teams.
The Toffeemen’s major advantage is that they are very much a home-based team, the like of which very few teams would want to face.