Sports Letters: False dawn?

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The Independent Online
Sir: We all know what a good side Romania are, but I would ask your correspondents to cast their minds back to March of this year.

Romania played a friendly match in Belfast using much the same personnel who were on duty at Wembley last week, and they had the added incentive of playing for World Cup places. They lost 2-0 and had Hagi sent off for spitting.

However, far be it for me to suggest that England are, in fact, very average and that Terry Venables is presiding over a great new false dawn.

Yours, SIMON TOPPING Sheffield 16 October

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