Re: World Cup Discussion Thread
Rooney wouldn't play midfield !!! maybe just sitting of the main striker but that would be a more 4-4-1-1 than 4-5-1. If Rooney isn't fit you could maybe see Carrick getting the holding role in midfield sat in front of the back four, allowing Lampard and Gerrard to support the front man.
If this did happen I feel the fans would get very frustrated if things didn't go our way early on in games. It would probably be ok in the group games.
Walcott is not known for being strong in the air, but if the right ball is played to him I'm sure he would do the business.