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Time to go Fabio?

Time to go Fabio?

After England's exit from the World Cup, James Riach considers Fabio Capello's position.

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Comments (283)

Ricardo Clewes says...

Capello is not right for England. When we are getting beat & need to score goals he should bring on a goal scorer (Crouch) not Heskey. The players may have played badly but then it is up to the Manager to make changes to improve things & Capello has been unable to do that. Capello picked the squad, picks the team & tactics so ultimately he is to blame. If you say Capello got us to the world cup so we can't blame him then the players also got us through qualifying so we cant blame them either then?. So who's to blame????

Posted 18:40 27th June 2010

Lee Walker (Manchester United fan) says...

i think its time to go for an english manager even if they are not experienced enough as they know what the fans want and where to play our supposed stars. Even someone like alan shearer who granted has only managed for 8 games knows where the players should be and how to get them to play to their potential. players dont get experience unless given the chance to prove themselves at the highest stage. Hart is easily the best keeper and Adam Johnson and Theo Walcott should be in the team. Frank Lampard, Emile Heskey, Gareth Barry and most of the Defence need to be dropped and not picked again.

Posted 18:39 27th June 2010

Keith Ritchie says...

I believe England is suffering badly from having so many foreign players in the Premiership. There simply not enough quality english players to choose from. It doesnt matter how good the manager is, he can only work with what he has. At the same time I think that Capello's struggle with the English language definitely has not helped. How can he lead and inspire the team if he cant get his point across.

Posted 18:39 27th June 2010

Hilary Isaac (Chelsea fan) says...

maybe put the team on performance related pay. we may see a change then!

Posted 18:39 27th June 2010

Phil Picton says...

The italian lost the plot!!! Which other manager would put gerrard on the left??Pick Heskey?? He has never had the plot to lose it!!In the qualifyers we played poor teams an looked good. 3 good teams in friendlys, Brazil,Spain an France an lost them all... He is not a good manager.Crouch should have been on at the 60 minute mark, not Heskey after 72 mins!!! He is laughin his way to £6million a year.... Awful!!!!!!

Posted 18:38 27th June 2010

Chirag Patel (Manchester United fan) says...

Lets try diffrent method, this time lets get rid of older players, bring young players in who have heart and motivation to win, who are eager to win and help progress. Think some of our over paid stars are just not hungry enough, lack pace and heart at times.

Posted 18:37 27th June 2010

Scott Beck (Manchester United fan) says...

Capello has to go, yes he is a great manager but when you continually play your best players out of position you are asking for trouble. Gerrard has countless caps for England but in how many of these caps has he played behind Rooney where he should be playing. Also when he took over he said he would pick players that were playing regularly and playing well for their club. How many players in that 23 man squad were either playing regularly or playing well for their club? How on earth do England expect to go far in a tournament when you have players like Johnson, Upson and Heskey in their side. When he brought on Heskey when we went 4-1 down i had to laugh, thats be serious what was Heskey going to do you were better off bringing on Dawson and putting him up front. As for Dawson why wasn't he playing, out of all of our centre backs he had the best season last year and yet he picks Upson who is absolutly shocking. I mean he's playing for a struggling premiership side and has been rubbish this season whereas Dawson has been captain of Spurs (when king wasn't playing) who have just qualified for the champions league. If England want to start competing at major tounamnents they need to improve drastically on the technical side of their game. The amount of times they gave the ball carelessly away, the most noticeable was the Germans 3rd and 4th goal. If that was Spain or Brazil they would have retained the ball and get a shot in on goal. Also how static are we, there is no movement off the ball we just play in straight lines all the time. If i was the FA i would appoint Harry Redknapp who always has a good relationship with his players and would play his best players in their best positions and get the best out of them. It is time to start focusing on bringing in young players such as Hart, Milner, Johnson and adding them to our better experienced players like Gerrard, Terry, Cole and Rooney

Posted 18:37 27th June 2010

Sheldon Clarke (Manchester United fan) says...

Blaming Capello is moot. This game was more of a condemnation of the state of the English game. Though the Germans are by no means unbeatable, their youth, ability and depth is to be admired. We don't have that here in the home country. People may blame Capello for taking older, more experienced players, but perhaps that is due to they lack of quality in our up and coming "stars". Missing Rio, and the Owens (Hargreaves and maybe Michael) and an arguably far from 100% Wazza, also played a part. Dispand the Inquisition, England just simply wasn't good enough.

Posted 18:36 27th June 2010

Karl Brown (Manchester United fan) says...

I guess you could say that our players are truly overrated and overpaid. I live in Germany and don't really watch German football, so there have been some young names coming through the ranks who I hadn't even heard of a couple of months ago (until Bayern made the later stages of the Champions League). Most people that follow football in Germany know all about our superstars, but how many people in England knew of these German players until now? So they tell me, the Germans have many, many more coming through the ranks, which even they would admit, haven't had for a long time. In hindsight the only mistake Capello may have made was not taking one or two youngsters (Adam Johnson springs to mind). He should not be used as a scapegoat, he should be the guy to build a new team. Myself, I have to put up with a lot of stick. It would be far better living in England when losing to Germany. I am totally gutted.

Posted 18:36 27th June 2010

Tony G (Paris St Germain fan) says...

Once again the British media is over reacting. England has two problems; the first as indicated by your article is the manager. Capello's english is not up to scratch and as such putting his point across in the right way is an issue. I am learning French and am on course to speak fluently in 18 months while completing an LLB! Capello has considerably longer and time to achieve this and this for me has been his biggest failing. Secondly and more difficult perhaps is a question of motivation and creating a team. It is more important to have good players in a great team then great players in a good team.

Posted 18:36 27th June 2010

Demetri Panayi (Arsenal fan) says...

People are angry and making rash and inaccurate statements. The England players are not overrated and overpaid. They are paid as much as their counterparts and in the Premiership perform day in, day out against some of the best players in the world. As Real Madrid how much they would pay for Gerrard and Rooney? How much were Man City prepared to pay for John terry? Didn't Frank Lampard come third one year in the FIFA world player of the year? The problem is not the quality of the squad, with the exception of Heskey. The problem is that at international level the England players don't form a cohesive team. They seem to be less than the sum of their parts. The Germans are the opposite. Klose had a hopeless season domestically, but somehow when the international tournaments come along they come together as a squad and a team. The next England manager needs to be a man manager, a motivator of players, someone who can create the team spirit needed. Roy Hodgson is the man England need.

Posted 18:36 27th June 2010

Femi Arans says...

The simple fact of the matter is this, we dont have the quality to get the job done. We are the only team that does not have a player in any other foreign league............. Our bench is not deep enough, I know its alomost impossible to change the impossible, but we need to give young talent brave starts, likes of Adam Johnson, Agbonlahor, Ashley young, boys with english bottle to do what the Germans just did to us..........................................

Posted 18:36 27th June 2010

Alex Field (Arsenal fan) says...

Blame lies with both Manager and the SO CALLED GOLDEN GENERATION Lampard has NEVER performed for ENGLAND the same way as he does for Chelsea how Upson got near playing for England is beyond me and God The manager reneged on his promises to take only uninjured players who were playing week in week out for their CLUB sides at least 4 -5 members of the Squad should never have been in South Africa Todays game was a NATIONAL DISGRACE

Posted 18:35 27th June 2010

Roshane Thomas says...

Yet again everyone wants the manager to get sacked. If we get rid of Fabio Capello then whos there to replace him? People are saying they want a english manager but look what happened last time we appointed a english manager, we didn't qualify for Euro 2008. All Mr Capello needs to do is get his tactics right we need to be patient. Saking the manager will only make things get worse.

Posted 18:35 27th June 2010

David Forster (Newcastle United fan) says...

No passion - no skill - too much hype and ego's Real bad advert for English football!!!

Posted 18:34 27th June 2010

Andrew Schav (Brighton and Hove Albion fan) says...

There is no way Capello can be blamed for this. Yes he made some odd decisions such as bringing Heskey to the World Cup in the first place but other managers do the exact same. The blame rests squarely with the players and in particular John Terry who again showed himself to be a liability. The controversy over Terry and Bridge was the perfect opportunity to drop a defender who is and always has been a liability and not get slated in the media. That is Capello's biggest mistake as England manager!

Posted 18:34 27th June 2010

Tony Thouless says...

Lampard, Gerrard, Johonson & Terry not as good as they think they are. Rooney not fit . Heskey too old and slow. A very very poor perfomance from a team that looked as if they had no idea what to do. World class team a joke

Posted 18:34 27th June 2010

Marc Lane (Leeds United fan) says...

Sack Copello and drop every player over 28 from the next squad and build towards 2018.Forget Euro 2012,use it as a training exercise.It has worked for the Germans.....

Posted 18:33 27th June 2010

David Brooks-smith says...

Why just blame the manager? I agree that he has made some questionable decisions regarding players, formations and substitutions, but the problem with the England team is far more deep rooted than that, the Premier League has to take a huge piece of the blame for this as well as the F.A. Chairmen want success now and so they are not prepared to give young home grown players the chance to grow, much to the detriment of the national side , and the F.A. just dither around important decisions like the national academy, instead of listening to someone who actually knows what he is talking about, I mean Sir Trevor Brooking who should be made chairman of the F.A.

Posted 18:33 27th June 2010

Colin B (Manchester United fan) says...

The manager is not to blame we have players that are class within their own clubs purley down to havin players from other countries complementing them. They are good players not world class players no manager who ever it is will do any better. In premiership terms we are mid table not top 4.

Posted 18:31 27th June 2010

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