Paul Scholes vs France Euro 2004 By Markg541

Video clip Score: four / 5

25 replies on “Paul Scholes vs France Euro 2004 By Markg541”

Having Lampard edge out Scholes was the beginning of an era of garbage for
England. Not that Lampard is a bad player, but Scholes made the engine room
of the England side tick. 

Scholey should have played CM all the way up to 2010, what a joke he was
played on the wings. Not Gerrard, Gerrard backup, Maybe start Lamps over
Gerrard as well.

Is this a 7 minute video of Paul Scholes giving the ball away? The most
overrated player in the modern game.

I think scholes evolved his game. People talk about man utd demise but the
reality is we haven’t replaced scholes as well as SAF. Fellaini has been a
bad buy so far.

Look at the way the french players double team on scholes all the time.
They always ensure to close him down quick when he is receiving the ball.
Also, they stand off when he has the ball. That shows alot of respect,
because if u are committed, then scholes can make u look like an idiot with
a simple pass.

Look at how zizou and viera and makalele respected scholesy when he is in
possession. Cant get close to him.. Gerrard probably respected scholesy too
much in games as well, he needed to step up and want the ball, but everyone
was happy just to give him the ball.. 

Gerrard and Lampard at their club peak both had the midfield built around
them and effectively giving them license to roam. This played to their
attacking strengths and made up for their weakness in being unable to
control games like Scholesy could. Take Scholes out of this midfield, and
you have 2 headless chickens and a team starved of creativity aka World Cup

makes me laugh how these guys earn millions and everyone wants to be them.
People watch them on TV every week saying how good they are. and they fail
to notice that eveything the top players are built on are pass and move.
however when you play on sunday no one wants to pass they wanted to do 50
yard through balls, shoot from everywhere and dribble it everytime. makes
me laugh how these people then say how good are players like scholes. how
about they get played millions so maybe just try an play a little like

The problem at the time was the media were making a big deal about Scholes
not scoring for 3 years for England. This, along with Lampards rise into a
regular goal scorer put unnecessary pressure on Scholes. In a way he was a
victim of his own success at regular goal scoring early in his career, when
the media and apparently Sven failed to recognise his ability at keeping
the team playing well as they just saw him as a goal scoring midfielder. 

To be fair to Gerrard under Rodgers he is beginning to learn how to dictate
the play and control games. He’s lost his attacking instinct but actually
improved intelligence. It’s a shame Scholes didn’t play next to him at a
World Cup finals. 2002 may have been very different against Brazil if he
had been there and Becks was fit. 

Beckham Scholes Gerrard Lampard Rooney Owen
What a front 6!

Scholes was the most important player out of all of them as he made them
all tick. Lampard and Gerrard great players in their own right but
unfortunately need the right midfield around them. 

And as retarded as I am, you claim. There was absolutely NO NEED to bring
Gazza’s name into this. I know you will mean no harm but BAH, its bad
enough Scholes’s tribute, theres bunch of idiots with lame ass comments and
now, in this.

We have a team now kinda like this where we have a right winger and three
centre midfielders. The guy on the left literally just plays his way into
the middle and without the ball we just press as normal with him as a left

Zidane is one of a kind just like Scholes is. Clowns who are still having
the mindset that Jack Wilshere is a better and superior upgrade of Scholes
should get sodomized real hard. No English player even as of now has the
vision, ability to hold on to the ball without panicking under pressure or
can produce the type of passes like Scholes. Gerrard+Lampard is not even
half of Scholes’s overall ability. Only ABUs wank and get wet on Lampard,
Gerrard, Wilshere, and yes even Cleverley too.

No Scholes played Central Midfield with Gerrard & Lampard was playing Left
Wing! I watched this game live.

Zinade was pissed that whole game because scholes was dominating the
midfield… i was disgusted when he took him off.. cause said zizou hell
yeah.. ginga man is off.. ima about to dominate their ass… soon england
lost possession and ultimately lost that game… stupid Erickson… this is
the main reason scholes retired from english football..

england 1-0 up. controlling the game. decide to take off scholes. england
lose 2-1 because a so called midfielder does what scholes would never
do…he gave the ball away.

When was the last time England kept the ball with confidence like this?
When ever I watch them against a top team like Italy/Germany they panic and
throw the ball away.

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