Tuesday, 5 February 2008

England's Heroes

As a counter point to JJ's post yesterday, I'm gonna have a crack at the England national team.

Reports have emerged that - shock! - that Capello fella is a bit of a disciplinarian. Never would have guessed that from his high profile fallouts with Cassano, Beckham, Baggio, et al.

The days of Wazza, JT and Stevie G are over, Stevie Macker's (that's McClaren to you and me) laughable attempts at being one of the lads was consigned to the dustbin upon his sacking. Capello insists on calling all his charges by surname only, and too right it is. While we're at it, how about some more public school behaviour - heads down toilets, public thrashings and humiliations all with an undercurrent of latent homosexuality.

Despite all the arse-licking over the past few months by the likes of Ferdinand, Gerrard and Rooney, Capello has refused to name a permanent captain until the autumn qualifiers, which I hope is in the belief that the gigantic egos will somehow find themselves out of the squad later this year. Certainly teh candidates mentioned are hardly the ideal choice but it also doesn't say much about the rest of the squad. Would you have Joe Cole, Ashley Cole, or Wright Philips as captain? How about A.N. Other in goal? Or the permanently crocked duo Owen and Terry?

The millionaire footballers also managed to turn up on time for this morning's breakfast, a notable achievement for some members of the squad. Not only did Rio Ferdinand remember it was on, he turned up too and had this to say of training - "We went out there and worked hard." Well, I don't know about you, but it is soundbites like this that confirm everything I've known about English football over the past 20-odd years - everything is newsworthy.

So, England host Switzerland tomorrow night in what should be a routine home win, despite England once again being hit by injuries, meaning we won't get a good indication of his future line-up.

So, we're in for an interesting few years with Capello at the helm,
the football won't entertaining but at least the fallout will.

Okey Doke Football


JJ said...

Poor Fabio having to deal with all those children; Defoe running around with a bra on his head and SWP still hoping for that ‘late spurt of growth’ his step-dad promised; then there’s poor Stevie Me who cries in front of the mirrors each night wishing for a forehead, hoping no one sees him. Not an easy lot to get into shape.

Well to be fair.... said...

I was off work yesterday and had Sky Sports on in the background for most of the day. They would sicken your hole with all this we have EXCLUSIVE footage of england training at 6.30. Then we had another EXCLUSIVE of an interview with Rio ( I cant talk properly and Stevie (Its all about ME).

Throw in the EXCLUSIVE unveiling off Englands new away kit and its enough to make you want to throw the tv out the window.

How they can fit it all in to a full days pro gramme is beyond me and how Morons like me continue to watch it is even worse!!!

Rant over.

Mark said...

have to agree with you, I don't know how these tv channels and newspapers get away with it, there should be some sort of rule in the trade descriptions act.

it is clear that they take us for fucking idiots who are impressed by a collection of CAPITAL letters...

Anonymous said...

Should there be a Salary Cap in Football?
Personally I think there should be! It’s just getting to be stupid money in football at the top of the premiership!
It’s always the same teams at the top proving that football success is based purely on money which ruins the idea of it being a sport! They’ve done it in rugby, basketball, hockey and American football and it makes the sports more competitive and better to watch!
I do a little Spread Betting from time to time and most matches don’t hold much surprise who is going to win, its boring! I want to see a team at the bottom pulling off an amazing season beating last seasons winners in a close fought battle!
Make things fair! It shouldn’t be about money!
All there is all that money in the premiership and barely any of it stays in the UK so it’s not even helping the economy!
From my Spread Betting, if I ever win big (which is never, I’m unlucky) it’s still nothing compared to the average premiership players weekly wage!
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