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Posted 16:14 1st March 2012
I cannot be anything but surprised by your surprise at the sacking of Megson ! Surely you recall he managed Leicester and before an extension of contracts was contracts finally agreed a PL club showed interest and Megson left Leicester overnight. Bearing in mind where was before moving on to Sheffield surely this was sweet revenge ?
Posted 16:10 1st March 2012
This is why England haven't won a trophy in 46 years. The media put far too much pressure on the team every 2 years when there's a major competition and they fail. The best thing the media can do is let England get on with their own thing and don't put pressure on them and then you'll get results.
Posted 14:59 1st March 2012
A great article Jeff and I agree with all points. In reference to the sackings of Megson and Clarke - given the respective positions of their teams in the league it does indeed beggar belief. The game is seemingly going stark raving bonkers. As for the commenter on here who says that no-one cares about international football anymore, that is utter nonsense. When England play a big tournament match the entire nation grinds to a standstill and you can't move for the sight of England shirts and flags on the streets. The whole country gets involved. Even when one of our big club sides gets to a European Cup final, whilst it's a wonderful occasion and hugely important to those clubs, it doesn't have anything like the same scale of impact. This is why it's so important that we get our national team heading in the right direction.
Posted 14:47 1st March 2012
sorry jeff but i disagree slightly, we have "good players" when they play for their clubs. for england they are all awful (no exception) the likes of rooney, gerrard, lampard, cole, terry, have failed repeatedly, its actually defeatest saying they should be picked given their history. look at spain theyre ruthless a player who doesnt perform gets dropped ie torres, players who dont perform for england just automatically walk back in and thats why we are where we are and people say last nights team was inexperienced. theyre inexperienced because they have never been given a chance ahead of the aforementioned failures. its our own fault we go nowhere but the media and the are are delusional and naive to keep saying the old guard are going to step up when history and performance says they wont. not one england player would get ahead of any spanish player in terms of quality, passion, performance. man for man spain and holland kick englands arse even when we have the likes of rooney in.
Posted 14:44 1st March 2012
Hello my name is rueben I believe that staurt pearce is a rubbish manager and that Rednap should take over
Posted 14:20 1st March 2012
Jeff Stelling is right on all counts. But with reference to England.. It does not matter who is the manager and who plays..England are boring and no-one really cares about international football except Trevor Brooking & the powers that be. Genuine football fans pay to see the team that they support whether it be Man Utd, City, Liverpool, Spurs or Hartlepool. We do not want to see our players injured playing meaningless international matches ahead of important weekend league & cup games.. There are too many friendlies...especially when all England managers do is continually 'try out players'. When will we get a settled team that is good to watch. Its no good picking a load of 'superstars' who can't play together... we could do no worse by selecting eleven English players from Charlton, Forest, Leicester, Reading etc etc... We need a team - not individuals!
Posted 13:23 1st March 2012
Miss John Terry don't think so - he should not even be a cosideration for the Euros - he will have other things on his mind and also he just does not deserve his place.
Posted 13:12 1st March 2012
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