Wayne Rooney - My Fake Diary
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Sam Wallace in the Independent wrote:
* Wayne Rooney has enjoyed - and endured - vastly differing form with England since exploding on to the international scene with four goals at Euro 2004 as Sven Goran Eriksson's side reached the quarter-finals.
England games played by Rooney since Euro 2004: 59 (20 goals). Games missed: 26
* Rooney's best run in an England shirt came during qualifying for the 2010 World Cup under Fabio Capello, scoring 11 goals in seven games between September 2008 and June 2009. His two worst spells saw him go 580 minutes without a goal between November 2005 and November 2006, as England struggled in the last days of Eriksson and the early tenure of Steve McClaren, and he suffered an even poorer run between October 2009 and September 2010, clocking up 12 games and 970 minutes without a goal.
* The Manchester United striker has particularly suffered in tournament football, only five of his 29 goals coming on the big stage. After his Euro 2004 burst, Rooney had to wait - due to injury, suspension and, in the case of Euro 2008, non-qualification - eight years for his next tournament strike, against Ukraine earlier this summer.
What's he really trying to say? Beats me!
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