Don't make me snap your iPad!And don't put yourself down like that Janie, you seem to know lots about football
My boss who doesn't like or watch football has come to the conclusion based on a newspaper column he'd read (which was probably written by Lorraine Kelly or Kilroy Silk you know someone you'd expect to have important football knowledge) that because most of the players don't sing the national anthem they aren't showing enough pride. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.On the downside you have people who know very little about football, or care about it spouting rubbish like they are some expert because they've read something about it in the *insert paper/website* - coming out with amusing soundbites like 'over paid' (no really, how incitful - because it's clearly only English players who are paid so much.....oh no wait.). Sometimes they are so knowledgable they even know the name of a player or two!!
Complete rubbish i'm afraid. That's how international football works.I think the expression is you can't polish a turd. From what little i read on it, is the blame not on the FA for not allowing the team more time together to bond and practise together? Seems dumb to pay so much for a manager then guve him such little time to work
The role of the manager is to get the best out of the players he picks though his tactics, his man management and his motivational skills.I'm not sure what a manager off the pitch can do about complete muppets letting a goalie get a goal assist, if the team for whatever reason aren't into the game there is diddly he can do about it.
The English Prem supplied more players than any other league in the world cup - it's not just English players who come from our league. Tevez and Macherarano didn't look like they were struggling last night!I totally agree Janie, they looked tired after playing constantly for the last 11 months