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To conclude, I draw on the famous Bert Lance quote to surmise why England should leave things as they are.
Too often over the last decade, England have been guilty of not changing things that were not working; now the time has come to leave in place a system that is working.
While you can spends days—weeks even—assessing England's performance and close-shaves in the group-stage, on face value, they drew with a defiant France and won their other two games to top the group.
To change a system that is clearly working at this stage of the tournament would be nothing short of foolish.
I believe too often England spend too much time assessing the individual and not the team. For example, both Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard are outstanding individual players, but rarely did they play well together.
Back in 1966 when England won the World Cup, it was not because they had the 11 best players in the world, it was because they had the 11 players who played the best as a team.
When you compare Frank Lampard and Scott Parker, a substantial majority (myself not included) would believe Lampard is a better player, yet Parker has forged a partnership with Gerrard that has seen them produce arguably the strongest core we have seen for years.
Overall, Hodgson should not rock the boat; he has put together a good team and good results. Why risk changing that.