England's cruel World Cup exit yesterday nearly brought me to tears (no lie, it's the worst I've felt since Gareth Southgate missed that penalty in Euro '96), and like any other invested fan I was left thinking what might have been.
On my Twitter feed, though, I noticed a lot of people trying to assign blame. I am interested to hear what you all think of the following three incidents that could have potentially changed the outcome of the game. Personally, I think all three were 'just one of those things' and wouldn't like to single out anyone for losing the match. It was seriously unfortunate and not what any of the team deserved.
George Burgess' late high tackle
Was it careless and stupid or simply a product of the lad working himself to the bone and being too tired to do anything else?
Kevin Sinfield's charge off the line
Did it leave a massive gap for Johnson to score or was it a necessity as they were extremely vulnerable anyway?
Ryan Hall's interception-fumble
Should he have taken it cleanly or left it altogether? Did it make a difference?