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Play Rooney in his best position or drop him, says Mullery

The Argus: Alan Mullery Alan Mullery

FORMER Albion boss Alan Mullery has told Roy Hodgson to play Wayne Rooney in his correct position – or drop him.

Mullery, now an ambassador for the Seagulls, won 35 caps for England and represented his country at the 1970 World Cup finals.

Rooney has come under criticism for his performance as England lost 2-1 to Italy in their group D opener on Saturday. The Manchester United forward provided a sublime cross for Daniel Sturridge to score England’s goal but otherwise looked uncomfortable in an out-of-position role on the left wing.

Mullery said: “I would leave him out because I think the balance would be better, unless we play him in the position where he loves to be – in the box and scoring goals.

“Rooney is a big, big star. If we play him in the right position, fine. If not, he can’t play wide on the left hand side so pick somebody that can.”

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6:51am Mon 16 Jun 14

Shaftesbury Seagull says...

Since we are now apparently to be favoured with Mr. Mullery's views on absolutely everything, may I enquire how he views the situation in Iraq, and whether he agrees that the bank rate should be raised before the end of the year?
Since we are now apparently to be favoured with Mr. Mullery's views on absolutely everything, may I enquire how he views the situation in Iraq, and whether he agrees that the bank rate should be raised before the end of the year? Shaftesbury Seagull
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6:51am Mon 16 Jun 14

pannell1 says...

Over rated needs to be dropped!
Over rated needs to be dropped! pannell1
  • Score: 8

7:27am Mon 16 Jun 14

bbb1969 says...

Rooney has not had the best of seasons so to play him over others in the wrong position is plain stupid unless he is covering for injuries. Will probably core a brace against Uraguay now.
Rooney has not had the best of seasons so to play him over others in the wrong position is plain stupid unless he is covering for injuries. Will probably core a brace against Uraguay now. bbb1969
  • Score: 6

7:36am Mon 16 Jun 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

In the games that matter for England Rooney is usually a waste of space, so what's new? It beats me how he keeps getting selected in the first place.
In the games that matter for England Rooney is usually a waste of space, so what's new? It beats me how he keeps getting selected in the first place. Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 5

8:45am Mon 16 Jun 14

ringtone says...

Should ave persuaded John Terry to go then with Ashley Cole and Cahill we would have had 3 of the hard to beat chelsea defence.

Italy would then only scored once,at most, and we would had a point at least.
Should ave persuaded John Terry to go then with Ashley Cole and Cahill we would have had 3 of the hard to beat chelsea defence. Italy would then only scored once,at most, and we would had a point at least. ringtone
  • Score: -13

8:54am Mon 16 Jun 14

albionfan33 says...

ringtone wrote:
Should ave persuaded John Terry to go then with Ashley Cole and Cahill we would have had 3 of the hard to beat chelsea defence.

Italy would then only scored once,at most, and we would had a point at least.
the point is rooney was lazy in that position and left baines overexposed if he had done his job the cross for the 2nd wouldnt of even happened. for the 1st they was all very slow to react
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Should ave persuaded John Terry to go then with Ashley Cole and Cahill we would have had 3 of the hard to beat chelsea defence. Italy would then only scored once,at most, and we would had a point at least.[/p][/quote]the point is rooney was lazy in that position and left baines overexposed if he had done his job the cross for the 2nd wouldnt of even happened. for the 1st they was all very slow to react albionfan33
  • Score: 5

9:08am Mon 16 Jun 14

rolivan says...

Meanwhile back at the Amex?
Meanwhile back at the Amex? rolivan
  • Score: 6

9:14am Mon 16 Jun 14

raymondo999 says...

Shaftesbury Seagull wrote:
Since we are now apparently to be favoured with Mr. Mullery's views on absolutely everything, may I enquire how he views the situation in Iraq, and whether he agrees that the bank rate should be raised before the end of the year?
Mullers is a legend and you would do well to listen to his views . Have you ever played in a World Cup ? Mullers has, and if I remember correctly he's even been sent off while playing , so he knows what's what.
[quote][p][bold]Shaftesbury Seagull[/bold] wrote: Since we are now apparently to be favoured with Mr. Mullery's views on absolutely everything, may I enquire how he views the situation in Iraq, and whether he agrees that the bank rate should be raised before the end of the year?[/p][/quote]Mullers is a legend and you would do well to listen to his views . Have you ever played in a World Cup ? Mullers has, and if I remember correctly he's even been sent off while playing , so he knows what's what. raymondo999
  • Score: 3

10:12am Mon 16 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Alan is absolutely correct.
The trouble with Mr Rooney is he tends to sulk when things are not going his way. Roy Hodgson is going to be judged on how he handles this situation and would do well to take note of Mullery's input.
Anyone think Rooney's cross for England's goal was almost as good as CMS's cross to Leo for our winner at Forest ? UTA
Alan is absolutely correct. The trouble with Mr Rooney is he tends to sulk when things are not going his way. Roy Hodgson is going to be judged on how he handles this situation and would do well to take note of Mullery's input. Anyone think Rooney's cross for England's goal was almost as good as CMS's cross to Leo for our winner at Forest ? UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 4

11:26am Mon 16 Jun 14

Aye Aye says...

Shaftesbury Seagull wrote:
Since we are now apparently to be favoured with Mr. Mullery's views on absolutely everything, may I enquire how he views the situation in Iraq, and whether he agrees that the bank rate should be raised before the end of the year?
Unfairly in my view, you've received a good number of thumbs down for your post. Personally, I appreciated your wit and the sentiment behind it. So, thumbs up from me SS.
[quote][p][bold]Shaftesbury Seagull[/bold] wrote: Since we are now apparently to be favoured with Mr. Mullery's views on absolutely everything, may I enquire how he views the situation in Iraq, and whether he agrees that the bank rate should be raised before the end of the year?[/p][/quote]Unfairly in my view, you've received a good number of thumbs down for your post. Personally, I appreciated your wit and the sentiment behind it. So, thumbs up from me SS. Aye Aye
  • Score: -2

12:03pm Mon 16 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

Dead right Alan,we have better players than him,Roy said he carries the team on his shoulders,he needs help from team mates.Well drop him then see how valuable he his.I will never forget how he slagged of England fans when he was taken off and they booed him.Over rated ,over paid,big head.
Dead right Alan,we have better players than him,Roy said he carries the team on his shoulders,he needs help from team mates.Well drop him then see how valuable he his.I will never forget how he slagged of England fans when he was taken off and they booed him.Over rated ,over paid,big head. pjwilk
  • Score: 5

12:41pm Mon 16 Jun 14

gilbertthecat says...

Shaftesbury Seagull wrote:
Since we are now apparently to be favoured with Mr. Mullery's views on absolutely everything, may I enquire how he views the situation in Iraq, and whether he agrees that the bank rate should be raised before the end of the year?
Thing with this forum is that it's full of opinion, rumour, conjecture, speculation - whatever you want to call it. We're all at it every day of the week. Perhaps AM's view is more valid than any of us given his expereince - I'll happily agree that in my own case. He's part of the club and some criticise the club for lack of comment, although that's normally about the club. I think it's good to have someone like AM speaking out on the same things we all discuss on here.

As it goes I'm one of the non-Rooneyites and think he's over rated and overpayed (my opinion - it's allowed) and seems to disappear in an England shirt these days.

Having said that SS, I'm smiling at the bit about Iraq and the base rates!
[quote][p][bold]Shaftesbury Seagull[/bold] wrote: Since we are now apparently to be favoured with Mr. Mullery's views on absolutely everything, may I enquire how he views the situation in Iraq, and whether he agrees that the bank rate should be raised before the end of the year?[/p][/quote]Thing with this forum is that it's full of opinion, rumour, conjecture, speculation - whatever you want to call it. We're all at it every day of the week. Perhaps AM's view is more valid than any of us given his expereince - I'll happily agree that in my own case. He's part of the club and some criticise the club for lack of comment, although that's normally about the club. I think it's good to have someone like AM speaking out on the same things we all discuss on here. As it goes I'm one of the non-Rooneyites and think he's over rated and overpayed (my opinion - it's allowed) and seems to disappear in an England shirt these days. Having said that SS, I'm smiling at the bit about Iraq and the base rates! gilbertthecat
  • Score: 2

3:03pm Mon 16 Jun 14

gordongull says...

gilbertthecat wrote:
Shaftesbury Seagull wrote:
Since we are now apparently to be favoured with Mr. Mullery's views on absolutely everything, may I enquire how he views the situation in Iraq, and whether he agrees that the bank rate should be raised before the end of the year?
Thing with this forum is that it's full of opinion, rumour, conjecture, speculation - whatever you want to call it. We're all at it every day of the week. Perhaps AM's view is more valid than any of us given his expereince - I'll happily agree that in my own case. He's part of the club and some criticise the club for lack of comment, although that's normally about the club. I think it's good to have someone like AM speaking out on the same things we all discuss on here.

As it goes I'm one of the non-Rooneyites and think he's over rated and overpayed (my opinion - it's allowed) and seems to disappear in an England shirt these days.

Having said that SS, I'm smiling at the bit about Iraq and the base rates!
What does Alan think of Rod Stewart?
Did he go to the concert?
How does his new material compare with the old stuff?
I wouldn't cross the street to watch Rod, but some people might be interested.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shaftesbury Seagull[/bold] wrote: Since we are now apparently to be favoured with Mr. Mullery's views on absolutely everything, may I enquire how he views the situation in Iraq, and whether he agrees that the bank rate should be raised before the end of the year?[/p][/quote]Thing with this forum is that it's full of opinion, rumour, conjecture, speculation - whatever you want to call it. We're all at it every day of the week. Perhaps AM's view is more valid than any of us given his expereince - I'll happily agree that in my own case. He's part of the club and some criticise the club for lack of comment, although that's normally about the club. I think it's good to have someone like AM speaking out on the same things we all discuss on here. As it goes I'm one of the non-Rooneyites and think he's over rated and overpayed (my opinion - it's allowed) and seems to disappear in an England shirt these days. Having said that SS, I'm smiling at the bit about Iraq and the base rates![/p][/quote]What does Alan think of Rod Stewart? Did he go to the concert? How does his new material compare with the old stuff? I wouldn't cross the street to watch Rod, but some people might be interested. gordongull
  • Score: 4

5:24pm Mon 16 Jun 14

championshipgull says...

gordongull wrote:
gilbertthecat wrote:
Shaftesbury Seagull wrote:
Since we are now apparently to be favoured with Mr. Mullery's views on absolutely everything, may I enquire how he views the situation in Iraq, and whether he agrees that the bank rate should be raised before the end of the year?
Thing with this forum is that it's full of opinion, rumour, conjecture, speculation - whatever you want to call it. We're all at it every day of the week. Perhaps AM's view is more valid than any of us given his expereince - I'll happily agree that in my own case. He's part of the club and some criticise the club for lack of comment, although that's normally about the club. I think it's good to have someone like AM speaking out on the same things we all discuss on here.

As it goes I'm one of the non-Rooneyites and think he's over rated and overpayed (my opinion - it's allowed) and seems to disappear in an England shirt these days.

Having said that SS, I'm smiling at the bit about Iraq and the base rates!
What does Alan think of Rod Stewart?
Did he go to the concert?
How does his new material compare with the old stuff?
I wouldn't cross the street to watch Rod, but some people might be interested.
Totally Agree. Alan Mullery, MBE, Former England Captain, FA Cup winner, League Cup winner, UEFA Cup winner, Manager of Brighton when we were promoted to the top-flight. Why would we be interested in his views when we have got all the experienced and intellectual opinions to read in the Argus comments section? Time to get rid of the articles altogether and just have the comments, then I won’t have to read what Albion Legends have got to say about football. :-)
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shaftesbury Seagull[/bold] wrote: Since we are now apparently to be favoured with Mr. Mullery's views on absolutely everything, may I enquire how he views the situation in Iraq, and whether he agrees that the bank rate should be raised before the end of the year?[/p][/quote]Thing with this forum is that it's full of opinion, rumour, conjecture, speculation - whatever you want to call it. We're all at it every day of the week. Perhaps AM's view is more valid than any of us given his expereince - I'll happily agree that in my own case. He's part of the club and some criticise the club for lack of comment, although that's normally about the club. I think it's good to have someone like AM speaking out on the same things we all discuss on here. As it goes I'm one of the non-Rooneyites and think he's over rated and overpayed (my opinion - it's allowed) and seems to disappear in an England shirt these days. Having said that SS, I'm smiling at the bit about Iraq and the base rates![/p][/quote]What does Alan think of Rod Stewart? Did he go to the concert? How does his new material compare with the old stuff? I wouldn't cross the street to watch Rod, but some people might be interested.[/p][/quote]Totally Agree. Alan Mullery, MBE, Former England Captain, FA Cup winner, League Cup winner, UEFA Cup winner, Manager of Brighton when we were promoted to the top-flight. Why would we be interested in his views when we have got all the experienced and intellectual opinions to read in the Argus comments section? Time to get rid of the articles altogether and just have the comments, then I won’t have to read what Albion Legends have got to say about football. :-) championshipgull
  • Score: 1

6:49pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

rolivan wrote:
Meanwhile back at the Amex?
This is the problem, nothing is happening at the amex. At other clubs squads are being carefully assembled.
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Meanwhile back at the Amex?[/p][/quote]This is the problem, nothing is happening at the amex. At other clubs squads are being carefully assembled. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -2

7:10pm Mon 16 Jun 14

gordongull says...

championshipgull wrote:
gordongull wrote:
gilbertthecat wrote:
Shaftesbury Seagull wrote:
Since we are now apparently to be favoured with Mr. Mullery's views on absolutely everything, may I enquire how he views the situation in Iraq, and whether he agrees that the bank rate should be raised before the end of the year?
Thing with this forum is that it's full of opinion, rumour, conjecture, speculation - whatever you want to call it. We're all at it every day of the week. Perhaps AM's view is more valid than any of us given his expereince - I'll happily agree that in my own case. He's part of the club and some criticise the club for lack of comment, although that's normally about the club. I think it's good to have someone like AM speaking out on the same things we all discuss on here.

As it goes I'm one of the non-Rooneyites and think he's over rated and overpayed (my opinion - it's allowed) and seems to disappear in an England shirt these days.

Having said that SS, I'm smiling at the bit about Iraq and the base rates!
What does Alan think of Rod Stewart?
Did he go to the concert?
How does his new material compare with the old stuff?
I wouldn't cross the street to watch Rod, but some people might be interested.
Totally Agree. Alan Mullery, MBE, Former England Captain, FA Cup winner, League Cup winner, UEFA Cup winner, Manager of Brighton when we were promoted to the top-flight. Why would we be interested in his views when we have got all the experienced and intellectual opinions to read in the Argus comments section? Time to get rid of the articles altogether and just have the comments, then I won’t have to read what Albion Legends have got to say about football. :-)
I wondered what it would take to coax you out of retirement, Championshipgull. (Acknowledgements to Rod).
And an impressive slice of irony to illustrate your point!
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shaftesbury Seagull[/bold] wrote: Since we are now apparently to be favoured with Mr. Mullery's views on absolutely everything, may I enquire how he views the situation in Iraq, and whether he agrees that the bank rate should be raised before the end of the year?[/p][/quote]Thing with this forum is that it's full of opinion, rumour, conjecture, speculation - whatever you want to call it. We're all at it every day of the week. Perhaps AM's view is more valid than any of us given his expereince - I'll happily agree that in my own case. He's part of the club and some criticise the club for lack of comment, although that's normally about the club. I think it's good to have someone like AM speaking out on the same things we all discuss on here. As it goes I'm one of the non-Rooneyites and think he's over rated and overpayed (my opinion - it's allowed) and seems to disappear in an England shirt these days. Having said that SS, I'm smiling at the bit about Iraq and the base rates![/p][/quote]What does Alan think of Rod Stewart? Did he go to the concert? How does his new material compare with the old stuff? I wouldn't cross the street to watch Rod, but some people might be interested.[/p][/quote]Totally Agree. Alan Mullery, MBE, Former England Captain, FA Cup winner, League Cup winner, UEFA Cup winner, Manager of Brighton when we were promoted to the top-flight. Why would we be interested in his views when we have got all the experienced and intellectual opinions to read in the Argus comments section? Time to get rid of the articles altogether and just have the comments, then I won’t have to read what Albion Legends have got to say about football. :-)[/p][/quote]I wondered what it would take to coax you out of retirement, Championshipgull. (Acknowledgements to Rod). And an impressive slice of irony to illustrate your point! gordongull
  • Score: 2

8:35pm Mon 16 Jun 14

hubby says...

Mullers thought that Malcolm Poskett was a decent striker.
Mullers thought that Malcolm Poskett was a decent striker. hubby
  • Score: 0

9:00am Tue 17 Jun 14

raymondo999 says...

hubby wrote:
Mullers thought that Malcolm Poskett was a decent striker.
He was
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: Mullers thought that Malcolm Poskett was a decent striker.[/p][/quote]He was raymondo999
  • Score: 1

7:53pm Sun 22 Jun 14

GeorgeBTN says...

Ok maybe slightly off the subject but this is an idea to improve the future England teams. Get rid of all the school and club teams for young kids. Ban competitive matches where parents and others shout at their children and expect them to play like grown men. Get rid of the academies linked to Premiership clubs etc. Get young kids playing street football near their own homes by building 'football' areas in local parks, greens, streets, estates etc. Give all children footballs when they are born and at every birthday. Encourage children to go out and play football with other children with no coaching. Then we will get footballers who are world class.
Ok maybe slightly off the subject but this is an idea to improve the future England teams. Get rid of all the school and club teams for young kids. Ban competitive matches where parents and others shout at their children and expect them to play like grown men. Get rid of the academies linked to Premiership clubs etc. Get young kids playing street football near their own homes by building 'football' areas in local parks, greens, streets, estates etc. Give all children footballs when they are born and at every birthday. Encourage children to go out and play football with other children with no coaching. Then we will get footballers who are world class. GeorgeBTN
  • Score: 1

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