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

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Clubs also bigger and more important than the national side - tho I suppose that's probably true in many other countries

Tom D., Thursday, 27 March 2008 14:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

all this soul-searching after a 1-0 friendly defeat?

blueski, Thursday, 27 March 2008 14:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yes, but losing to France, embarrassing or what?

Tom D., Thursday, 27 March 2008 14:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

the season's too long and there are too many competitions

Doesn't seem to bother all the very good players of other nationalities who play in England.

Scrap the League Cup

Hack the season apart just because the FA and the Premiership can't get their mutual act together and sort out proper coaching of, y'know, basic technique, with English players?

reduce the size of the Premiership to 16 teams

Even smaller pool of talent to choose from.

Job done.

Erm, no.

Matt DC, Thursday, 27 March 2008 14:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yes, but losing to France, embarrassing or what?

Why embarrassing? They've got a better record than England's.

Michael White, Thursday, 27 March 2008 14:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

(Hint, it's a Scot talking...)

Matt DC, Thursday, 27 March 2008 14:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

thought it was stupid how Lineker was saying it's going to be MORE boring under Capello (compared to previous two managers). not possible.

blueski, Thursday, 27 March 2008 14:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

Why doesn't Egnland have an equivalent to Clairefontaine?

Michael White, Thursday, 27 March 2008 14:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

Who is Clairfontaine?

Tom D., Thursday, 27 March 2008 14:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

Or what, or whatever

Tom D., Thursday, 27 March 2008 14:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

they decided to spend all the money on new Wembley, i think, but it is supposed to be happening.

the other argument is that not enough English players develop as players abroad - but this didn't affect Italy or Germany much in the past.

blueski, Thursday, 27 March 2008 14:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

French Youth Academy = better known as Arsenal FC

Tom D., Thursday, 27 March 2008 14:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

There are few things more satisfying than watching this self-important, humorless English side go down.

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

it's a tough call but i do prefer watching a team i want to win

blueski, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

There are few things more satisfying than watching this self-important, humorless English side go down.

-- Tracer Hand, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:15 (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

Although I agree, the problem is that Terry, Gerrard, Lampard, and all your other "favourites" aren't actually affected on any level by England being shit.

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

any *personal level

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

i couldn't watch a game just on the basis that i wanted one of the teams to lose. i mean, what if they won? that would be awful!

blueski, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

England teams needs a tragic-comic, alcoholic manchild like Gazza to bring the lulz.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

i couldn't watch a game just on the basis that i wanted one of the teams to lose. i mean, what if they won? that would be awful!

-- blueski, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:20 (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

It's like wrestling, you don't mind watching the evil Commie win a few matches, as long as he gets his comeuppance in the end.

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

or electing Boris so that we can watch him crash and burn a bendy bus

blueski, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

i couldn't watch a game just on the basis that i wanted one of the teams to lose

Are you sure you're actually a football fan?

Tom D., Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

^this

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

Newcastle had a good win against Fulham last week and I reckon that most neutrals would want the Magpies to retain their Premier League status.

That mong guy that's shit, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

The rather wonderful verb gufare means to support against, to wish bad luck upon. It comes from the noun gufo, meaning owl, since the owl in Italy (and Spain) is a symbol of bad luck. So football fans “owl” for another team.

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

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That mong guy that's shit, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

shit sorry

That mong guy that's shit, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

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Dom Passantino, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Are you sure you're actually a football fan?

hey why else would i support England?

blueski, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

I can think of several teams I gufo.

Michael White, Thursday, 27 March 2008 15:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

guffaw

t**t, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

How does England feel about the upcoming USA friendly? Let me guess: dismissive.

dan m, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

Dismissive of the Enlgand team? Yes.

Tom D., Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

Considering how shit the US have been of late, they shouldn't.

Michael White, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jozy Altidore isn't, y'know, awful.

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

tbh you can have Giuseppe Rossi back as well, we really don't need him in the Italian national team.

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

So what was England up to again while the US was beating a Euro qualifying team away by 3 goals again? Oh that's right, not qualifying, or winning, or even challenging the French goal. Keep playing like it's 1960 gentlemen. I hear the long ball is massively effective.

We would love to have Rossi -- except he seems to be drowning in denial.

mattttt, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

when was the last time the US qualified for the Euros? exactly

blueski, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hi, mattttt!

Laurel, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

I hear the long ball is massively effective

Scientific study proves that this is indeed the case

Tom D., Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

the long ball

we've started talking abt rugby now?

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

How does England feel about the upcoming USA friendly? Let me guess: dismissive.

-- dan m, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:10 (39 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

there is a friendly against the USA? I don't think most people know when there is a friendly against brazil coming up until a couple of weeks before, never mind against a team whose own country has little interest in it. so there is zero interest in the outcome of the game per se here, except where it provides opportunities to dislike frank lampard.

caek, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

C'mon, you can dislike Lampard ANY day.

Michael White, Thursday, 27 March 2008 17:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

i forget why people do

blueski, Thursday, 27 March 2008 17:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

he fat

caek, Thursday, 27 March 2008 17:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

cos he so fat....... something about yo momma

x-post

Upt0eleven, Thursday, 27 March 2008 17:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

fat footballers are to be cherished

blueski, Thursday, 27 March 2008 17:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

but not fat rich bastard ones

Tom D., Thursday, 27 March 2008 17:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

they're all rich

blueski, Thursday, 27 March 2008 17:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

neville southall isn't

Upt0eleven, Thursday, 27 March 2008 17:13 (6 years ago) Permalink


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