When Ashley Young starts a game or is introduced as a substitute the Twitterati has an ever growing tendency to complain. Is this attitude inflicted due to his inconsistency or has the England international become a scapegoat? Under David Moyes, Ashley Young is having one of his better seasons at Manchester United.
In the not so distant past, when football was a contact sport, the art of diving was almost non-existent. I am not saying it didn't happen, but that nowadays a player is protected by the referees so much that any touch by an opponent will allow the player to dive to the floor knowing that the referee will more than likely award a free kick.
We're through. It's not been pretty but England have exceeded expectations by winning their group. I watched in frustration as Ukraine dominated possession, had the lion's share of the chances and were very unlucky not to draw the game at the very least. They were far more positive, fluent in possession and attractive to watch. They also failed to qualify.