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Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by Dr Conspire
I was against Capello getting the England job.
Looking at how they have improved and the commitment he has put into the role I think I was wrong and he is the right man for the job.
Realistically which Englishman could we have appointed?
Howmany times has he been accused of accepting bungs and tax evasion etc, and what has he actually won?
Done wonders at Fulham, but again, what has he acheived at the highest level?
And maybe slightly too conservative and 'establishment' for my liking.
Then we have the likes of Sam Allardyce, Steve Bruce, Tony Pullis etc.
Don't think so.
Stuart Pearce maybe in the future and maybe some of the younger managers in a few years time.
Sorry, I think Capello is the right man at the moment and Pearce must be learning so much working along side him.
Too question Capello's integrity is a downright insult!
He is a highly moral man and to even suggest that he would take a bribe is quite insulting and distasteful.
I am convinced that England will progress to the semi-finals where they will probably meet Brazil.
Anything can happen in one game of football at that stage of a tournament and whilst I acknowledge Brazil are good, they are not brilliant and are definately beatable.
The other side of the draw could be quite difficult with a lot of the traditionally strong European teams in the mix.
Spain are obvious contenders and could easily get to the final.
Then there are the obvious countries like Germany, Italy, Holland etc.
I think Argentina will be poor; Maradonna, , was a great player, (said through gritted teeth, I will never forgive him for CHEATING) is proving to be a complete embarrassment as a manager.
France are crap and a shadow of their former selves.
Me, my money is already on England, (yes I know it maybe just blind patriotism but I genuinely feel we just might do it this time!), but I may have a daft bet on Uruguay and maybe Holland.
Originally posted by xpert11
I know next to nothing about the round ball code but I would just like to say along with the rest of New Zealand Go The All Whites !!