OK, I want to attempt a more tactical analysis of the match. Hopefully this time I will be allowed to speak my mind and I won't be called an anti-English bore again. I am well aware that my national team is 10 times worse than England, but I still want to comment as a neutral fan who was supporting neither opponent yesterday.
First of all, the Germans. Amazing performance, I agree with Nikos, their all-around passing was nothing short of magnificent. As much as it benefited from England's non-defense (more on that later), they looked less like a national team and more like a club that consists of players who have been together for 5 years. Ozil is really the key player in my opinion, the one who makes a difference compared to 2008. Khedira does a lot of dirty work, and Neuer continues the tradition of class German goalkeepers. Friedrich makes one mistake every 5 matches, if that. I could be wrong, but the way I see it Ballack did them a favor by getting injured.
As for England...Yes, the disallowed goal was a shame and a disgrace and yes, most probably we would be looking at a totally different second half if the referees had done their job. But I remember thinking "damn it, once again they'll blame it all on the refs and ignore their actual problems" just like it happened before. If the KOA forum is any indication, the English believe that England were not the 2004 European champion because "Campbell never fouled Ricardo" and they were not the 2006 World champion because "Ronaldo told the ref to give Rooney a red card". I was pleasantly surprised to read everyone's comments that proved me wrong. It seems that the English are done looking for excuses, which is good because the first step of cure is admitting that you have a problem.
In my opinion, the English team yesterday exhibited the worse defensive behavior in this world cup, equivalent to the one of North Korea. Everyone whose "job" is to defend, from the midfielders to the goalkeeper, were abysmal, with the possible exception of Cole who had some good moments. Where do I begin? Yes Lampard had some great shots and deserved a goal, but did he or Gerrard or Milner ever intercept ONE German pass? The midfielders did not seem to be arsed to run back in defense when the ball was lost. Johnson, at least that one is no surprise, we know how easily he can mess up a game, he does it all the time for Liverpool. But whatever happened to Terry yesterday? He ran around like a chicken with his head cut off. As for Upson... I believe I mentioned him before in this thread, I'm very fond of him because I'm certain he must have some Greek blood in him. Good lad, agile, with a lot of great qualities, football unfortunately not being one of them. He turns like wolves do; with his entire upper body as if he is unable of twisting his neck. The defensive line's offside trap was begging to be broken.
If you think I'm exaggerating, find me one more international team in the world that conceded one goal from a GOAL KICK and one right after their OWN FREE KICK in the same match.
As others pointed out, Capello's substitutions made zero sense.
Now let's talk about James... the phrase "English goalkeeper" is becoming the world's shortest joke. Although not directly responsible for any of the goals, at least not in the way Green was the sole responsible of the USA goal, can you honestly picture Neuer conceding any of the first three goals? In the first goal, he has a clear view of the whole pitch being the goalkeeper. He sees the ball coming... and coming... and coming.. and bouncing... going up... then down... won by Klose... and he still doesn't move a muscle! He does not decide to leave his damn line until it's too late. In the second goal, his stance is so cataclysmically wrong Podolski could have taken the shot in 10 different ways and they would have all gone in. In situations like this, the goalkeeper is supposed to guard his corner with his life, position his body so as to put as much meat between the ball and the goal as possible. Watch what James does during that goal again and laugh. The third goal was a powerful shot, but it was going right at him, the kind of shots where we call the keeper lucky because the attacker shoots directly at them. Not our dear James; he promptly jumped out of the way to prevent that evil ball from hitting him. Fisher would be proud.
No, dear friends, this person is not a professional goalkeeper. He's a video game sprite where collision detection has been turned off.
So yes, I agree with those who said that the English team needs some radical changes, possibly with some young blood injected into the squad. And for God's sake, at least do what everyone else does and if you can't find a keeper just import one, give him an English passport or something.