Come anticipate Fabio Capello's two years as England manager with me

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ZEE 10 POINT ACTION PLAN FOR ENGLAND

1. sack Steve McClown

2. Get rid of Barwick, replace with David Boyle

3. Bring David James back for stability ...If David James woz in goal tonight he would have known about Kranjcar

4. Bring in Matty Taylor instead of Scummer bridge

5. Bring in Glen Jonno Johnson at right back, he would have been up against Kranjcar tonite

6. Switch Micah Richards to Centre Back

7. Instal Harry Redknapp as part time manager with Jamie Redknapp as assistant and Louise as half time totty cheerleader

8. go web2.0 with rateyourenglandplayers.com - Social media and user generated content is the future

9. instal systems thinking courses, there is more than 4-4-2 or 4-5-1

10. copy Arsene Wenger's Arsenal Blueprint of quick passing football

DISCUSS !

-- djmartian, Wednesday, 4 May 2007 22:44 Link

Matt DC, Thursday, 31 January 2008 16:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

1. sack Steve McClown

3. Bring David James back for stability ...If David James woz in goal tonight he would have known about Kranjcar

And with these two already done, we're nearly 1/3 of the way to DJ Martianisation.

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 31 January 2008 16:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

#6 looks a way off when you look at the squad but you never know.

Here's hoping MATTY TAYLOR impresses at wherever the fuck oh who cares where he is now.

Matt DC, Thursday, 31 January 2008 16:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

4. Bring in Matty Taylor instead of Scummer bridge

To be revised.

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 31 January 2008 16:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

d'oh

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 31 January 2008 16:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

My favourite thing about that post is how #10 is actually quite sensible after the steady crescendo of mentalism beforehand.

Matt DC, Thursday, 31 January 2008 16:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

Louise as half time totty cheerleader

RIP djcalum

DJ Mencap, Thursday, 31 January 2008 16:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

BBC transfer wire is, as usual, the most important source for hard deadline day facts:

1616: "Javier Saviola spotted at Fratton Park, by my mate... could be a wind-up."
bowkers123 on 606

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 31 January 2008 16:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

I approve of the "fuck a bulldog spirit" message Capello's squad selection displays here.

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 31 January 2008 16:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

1642: "Gareth Barry has just been seen with his agent going in to Goodison Park, along with Theo Walcott."
jongre123 on 606

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 31 January 2008 16:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

i have no idea why i'm posting those to this thread.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 31 January 2008 16:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

harsh to have owen in ahead of defoe, tbh.

nice to see lennon dropped to the kids, he's needed a kick up the ar$e. feel sorry for dawson, but he's been poor lately so them's the breaks.

darraghmac, Thursday, 31 January 2008 17:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

1653: "Malcolm Macdonald spotted undergoing physical at St. James' Park"
mackem08 on 606

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 31 January 2008 17:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

If I was Harry Redknapp or Martin O'Neill I would be straight on the phone to Jermain Defoe's agent like right now.

Actually I might kill myself first, then get on the phone

You might want to take a look at Redknapp's house first before you kill yourself, at least think about it over the summer...

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 31 January 2008 17:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

He'll remember that fondly in jail.

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 31 January 2008 17:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

He was actually there sunbathing. Caused much amusement on the boat.

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 31 January 2008 17:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

Brave new dawn, guys.

Dom Passantino, Wednesday, 6 February 2008 21:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

GEEKS

ken c, Wednesday, 6 February 2008 21:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

i missed Jenas goal but the Swiss equaliser was great. Rooney and Gerrard did well to set up the winner.

blueski, Wednesday, 6 February 2008 22:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

WTF was Jenas doing on the pitch at the start? I know he's improved a lot lately but blimey. I didn't watch the game so this was all related to me via text which made it even weirder.

Portentious omen - this is Capello's precursor to also trying to fudge the Gerrard/Lampard problem.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 6 February 2008 22:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

wright-phillips out

ken c, Wednesday, 6 February 2008 23:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

Italy thrashed Portugal 3-1.

Just saying, like.

Dom Passantino, Wednesday, 6 February 2008 23:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

and Wales won 3-0

Wha?

Mark G, Thursday, 7 February 2008 09:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

Let's all point and laugh at the Norwegians.

King Boy Pato, Thursday, 7 February 2008 09:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

I did watch the Socceroos beat Qatar 3-0 and I'm not sure why.

King Boy Pato, Thursday, 7 February 2008 09:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

i don't watch much football but does Rooney always hogg the ball that much normally ?

Ste, Thursday, 7 February 2008 10:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

Only when he doesn't have C Ronaldo to carry him.

onimo, Thursday, 7 February 2008 11:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

so was that 4-5-1 last night?

blueski, Thursday, 7 February 2008 12:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I had a wry chuckle when I realised it was as well. Although in fairness to Fab it did turn into 4-1-2-2-1 at points.

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 7 February 2008 12:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

OK, 4-5-1 now rejigged to mean "OTM, but with workmanlike tedium"

That mong guy that's shit, Thursday, 7 February 2008 12:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

"3-5-2" and "Jagger Dynamic Pentangle" remains synonyms for "you are fucking insane", questions?

That mong guy that's shit, Thursday, 7 February 2008 12:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

OK, 4-5-1 now rejigged to mean "OTM, but with workmanlike tedium"

-- That mong guy that's shit, Thursday, 7 February 2008 12:42 (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

Or "Nabisco", as it's usually known.

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 7 February 2008 12:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

GEEKS!

ken c, Thursday, 7 February 2008 13:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

His 'geeks' thing was funny but Lawro should've quite co-commentating after the Croatia match. He never sounds like he's enjoying it.

Then again can you imagine someone as sarcastic as him on ITV? maybe it's good.

blueski, Thursday, 7 February 2008 13:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

and he's still far less annoying than Mark Bright

blueski, Thursday, 7 February 2008 13:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

I don't know why they have Lawro on England games, he obviously doesn't care whether they win or lose

Tom D., Thursday, 7 February 2008 13:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

And he's a franchise-apologist cunt.

Mark C, Thursday, 7 February 2008 13:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

I don't know why they have Lawro on England games, he obviously doesn't care whether they win or lose

Impartial commentary eh, who'd want that?

onimo, Thursday, 7 February 2008 13:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

Obv. you want it, but you hardly expect it, do you?

Tom D., Thursday, 7 February 2008 13:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

Obv. it's good, when you've got England supporters like Alan Hansen in the studio, to have a bit of balance

Tom D., Thursday, 7 February 2008 13:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

I liked Lineker's wee dig about WrightWrightWrighty's England goals total at the end.

Gary Lineker's middle name is Winston.

onimo, Thursday, 7 February 2008 13:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hansen's position is a bit of a pickle tho. When he eventually is no longer a pundit, which Scotsman will take his place?

blueski, Thursday, 7 February 2008 14:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

Terry Butcher :-)

ailsa, Thursday, 7 February 2008 14:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

too ugly

blueski, Thursday, 7 February 2008 14:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

When he eventually is no longer a pundit

eh? what's to stop him continuing his punditry 'til he pops his clogs?

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 7 February 2008 14:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

So Rio now has the most misshapen lips of any England captain ever, right?

Dom Passantino, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 10:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

I love how everyone's pretending this is a big deal when we already knew full well Capello was planning on rotating the captaincy over the next few months?

Still, if it annoys John Terry it's good with me.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 10:38 (6 years ago) Permalink


Dom Passantino, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 12:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

[7. Instal Harry Redknapp as part time manager with Jamie Redknapp as assistant and Louise as half time totty cheerleader

8. go web2.0 with rateyourenglandplayers.com - Social media and user generated content is the future

9. instal systems thinking courses, there is more than 4-4-2 or 4-5-1]

the pinefox, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 12:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

"The Moore in question is, of course, the late Robert, captain of England, winner of 108 caps, the World Cup, and the respect of every opponent down from the uniquely competitive Pele, who, after their soaring duel in Guadalajara in 1970, tore off his shirt and entered an embrace known only to the bravest and the best of warriors.

Also in the firing line, of course, is another Robert, Sir Bobby Charlton, who scored more goals than any other Englishman in international football, won the World Cup and was told that his 106th cap would be his last immediately after he had guided England into a winning position against West Germany in the 1970 World Cup quarter-final, only to be pulled off because, in the one great aberration of his brilliant career, Sir Alf Ramsey wanted to keep him fresh for the semi-final against Italy.

The trouble with Beckham's self-promotion and the sentimentality which has swept him to tonight's milestone here is that it appears to owe no debt to the reality of football history, the smidgeon of it his career represents and the mountainous scale of those of men like Moore and Charlton."

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/james-lawton-a-mickey-mouse-milestone-to-cap-beckham-fantasia-800477.html

the pinefox, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 12:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

why doesn't it surprise me that someone from Stoke would say "I hope lessons have been learnt because I would never have a manager who couldn't speak English. Capello never bothered to get himself proficient in the language, even though he said he would.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 10 February 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I kind of agree that a manager should be able to communication with his players.

once a weak eye sample (onimo), Friday, 10 February 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Although "I will kill you Theo" seems fairly fluent to me.

once a weak eye sample (onimo), Friday, 10 February 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

"It was very difficult decision for the FA, and I think they got it right," he said.

"They should have had Capello as part of the discussion, that's what would normally happen at a football club.

"But the cynic in me says he might have manipulated this. He might have decided that was his opportunity to get out and he's taken it."

to string these 3 thoughts together diplays an idiocy that far outshines not being able to spell

mizzell, Friday, 10 February 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

the fa got it right
actually they messed it up
i still think that foreign chap is sneaky and unworthy

mizzell, Friday, 10 February 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think those sentences contradict each other.
1 = I think they made the right decision
2 = but they way they went about making the decision wasn't ideal and offended the manager
3 = but then he might just have been looking for the chance to take offence so he could get out

Monkee Trial (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Friday, 10 February 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh oh

mizzell, Friday, 10 February 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

wut

Dr Frogbius (darraghmac), Friday, 10 February 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Stoke City chairman also criticised Capello for "never having bothered" to fully learn English.
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This threw me for a second

Number None, Friday, 10 February 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

same as

if capello's english was as poor as is being suggested, then that's a valid criticism imo.

i just doubt it

Dr Frogbius (darraghmac), Friday, 10 February 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw

With reference to this mornings mails from Martin's email this morning about John Terry actually being a nice guy, I would like to draw everybodys attention to a incident that occured when I was 13 or 14. I played to a relatively decent standard back then and played for my district side against teams all over the South-East. One of our biggest rivals was Barking & Dagenham who sported among others, Bobby Zamora, Paul Konchesky and the mighty JT (in a CM role) back then. One of my teammates was good mates with Terry and they played for the same sunday league side as well

I remember one summers day my mate bringing JT up to the local tennis club where I was also a member. Bear in mind that at this stage he was a nobody.
I think he was on the books of Chelsea but then so were a number of other guys I knew

So there we are, all having a few sets of tennis when JT decides to take his t-shirt off. Being a private members tennis club, some of the old boys watching went mad and proceeded to ask / tell him that we didn't do that here, and that there were standards that had to be adhered to

JT, being such a nice guy even then, turned round, looked the guys up and down and told them "to F**k off and die". He then picked up the nearest tennis ball and smashed it as hard as he could. Luckily he was rubbish at tennis so he missed by a mile but even as we walked off the court he was swearing at them and saying he'd be back to "sort them out."
Paul Higgins, Guernsey

Dr Frogbius (darraghmac), Friday, 10 February 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

superb

Number None, Friday, 10 February 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's a complicated man

Number None, Friday, 10 February 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

the inner life of john terry

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 10 February 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's probably a bit like John Malkovich's

Number None, Friday, 10 February 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

directed by shane meadows

Dr Frogbius (darraghmac), Friday, 10 February 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha did not know this about hiddink
In February 2007 Hiddink was given a six-month suspended jail sentence and fined €45,000 after being found guilty of tax fraud by a Dutch court. Prosecutors had demanded a ten-month prison sentence for Hiddink, who was accused of evading €1.4 million in Dutch taxes by claiming to be a resident of Belgium from 2002 to 2003. The Dutch Tax Intelligence and Detection Service claimed that he hadn't spent enough nights at his Belgian house which he had stated was his primary address. Hiddink denied this accusation.

mizzell, Friday, 10 February 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yup. Ever since he vowed to never pay Dutch taxes again and stay away (or at least live abroad enough nights). It was a bit petty though, prosecution made a whole slew of errors.

Flag post? I hardly knew her! (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 10 February 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

o yeah, that staying away part sounds familiar.

mizzell, Friday, 10 February 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

...Hiddink, who was accused of evading €1.4 million in Dutch taxes by claiming to be a resident of Belgium from 2002 to 2003.

I somehow misread this as "by claiming to be President of Belgium"

Monkee Trial (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Friday, 10 February 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

West Bromwich Albion have given the FA leave to speak to Roy Hodgson about the vacant England manager job, the FA says

Algerian Goalkeeper, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

where are the drudge sirens?

Ms Tum-Bla-Wi-Tee (nakhchivan), Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Matt DC should edit them in

Algerian Goalkeeper, Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

good appointment, statesmanlike imo.

diafiyhm (darraghmac), Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think Roy deserves his own disastrous two years thread. Fab's old news.

we are not bemused (onimo), Monday, 30 April 2012 10:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'll get that

diafiyhm (darraghmac), Monday, 30 April 2012 10:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

i went to this thread an hour ago to post 'lol' and before i hit submit i thought 'what am i doin this for' and i didn't post and i just read he's now manager of russia.

Weird.

starfish entryprize (darraghmac), Monday, 16 July 2012 12:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

probably because u were dimly and unconsciously aware of the capello to russia chatter which has been around for weeks

nakhchivan, Monday, 16 July 2012 12:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah arsh confirmed it a couple days ago

Yeah and I ~obstruction~ you/ya fucking blind cunt (pause) fucking k (a hoy hoy), Monday, 16 July 2012 15:14 (2 years ago) Permalink


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