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Manchester United: Scholes quits International Football

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TRD

posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 12:39 PM
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Bruised and battered England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is picking himself up off the floor again - and this time the devastating body blow has been delivered by one of his most important players.

Forty eight hours before the Swede learns whether he still has a job, Paul Scholes ripped up Eriksson's 2006 World Cup qualifying blueprint by announcing his international retirement.

Eriksson has spent the last month attempting to persuade the brilliant Manchester United midfielder against making Tuesday's stunning decision but, as he psyched himself up for a meeting with his FA inquisitors, the England coach on Tuesday learned he had failed.

An intensely private man, devoted to his wife and young family, Scholes has become increasingly disillusioned with life on the international scene and wondered whether it was worth the amount of time he was spending away from home.

He was unhappy about being away from home during the recent European Championships and with criticism of his performances from outside the England camp rising, the 29-year-old questioned his long-term England future.
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posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 01:10 AM
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Scholes does not want to suffer Rooneys fate. Rooney had his life shattered a few weeks ago, when the call-girl he f***ed described him as butt ugly. She later went on to say that she only screwed him since he was a star, which in turn made Rooney's fiancee look and walk the other way; thus, ending the engagement.

PEACE OUT


TRD

posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 03:33 PM
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Websurfer Scholes would never suffer Rooney's fate....

Scholes is a very reserved and private person. He is a staunch family man. One of the main reasons for him retiring from International Football is that he spends to much time away from his family. He wants to concentrate on club football like Shearer did when he retired from the International game and that would mean he gets more time with his family.


Sir

posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 04:52 AM
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Although he hasn't scored that much for England in recent times he will be missed badly. He adds a different dimension to the side and is going to be hard to replace.


TRD

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 12:59 PM
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Paul Scholes insists he harbours no regrets about his decision to retire from international football.
The Manchester United midfielder quit the England fold after last summer's European Championship in Portugal. Scholes scored 14 goals in 66 appearances for The Three Lions and there have been calls for the attack-minded midfielder to review his decision. England coach Sven Goran Eriksson has already asked Scholes to reconsider and the Swede has not ruled out badgering the 30-year-old to change his mind in the future.



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Sir

posted on Apr, 10 2005 @ 03:33 AM
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Sven wants him to come back, so does England, but he looks to have his mind set on not playing. It looks like England are asking Rooney to play in the hole at the moment where Scholes was playing.




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