…Poland on Tuesday night. After all if he’s going to act the part of McClown he might as well dress the part. Just get the overwhelming sense of deja-vu and that this World Cup qualifying campaign is going the way of Steve McClaren’s doomed single campaign in charge. Uninspiring and lucky with that luck running [...]
...the old boss? As I've posted here before I wanted Roy Hodgson to be the England boss. I've wanted it for years, since Glenn Hoddle was sacked. You know when they say be careful what you wish for...
...more? From the squad he chose to the first starting lineup he put out to the formation they lined up in to the changes he made and the performance they put on in beating Norway one nil he's doing his best to shout 'this is all I've got'.
...or has he played a clever game? I've been struggling to figure out what Roy Hodgson is playing at since his squad for the forthcoming Euros was announced.
...should he? As soon as it was announced on Sunday night that the F.A. have made their approach to the man they want to take over as England boss the knives were out because that man was Roy Hodgson and not 'Arry Redknapp.
...well. FA chairman David Bernstein was at the fifth round Cup tie to watch his future employee seal the deal on the England job. And didn't 'Arry do well.
...scripts. Hours after being found unanimously not guilty of tax evasion charges Fabio Capello chucks the dummy and walks out of the England job.
...he just sit there and twitch. During Spurs home game against Fulham while the fans sing out Martin Jol's name. Both managers will later show why the chants and songs rang out.
...it was only England after all. Not only that it's still a Fabio led England, with much of the same dead wood hanging onto their places as competed with France during the World Cup for the worst team on show.
...then how can this man be in the frame? Steve 'McClown' McClaren isn't English, he's Dutch everyone knows it, how could the F.A. hear that interview and think he's from anywhere else but the Netherlands?
...champions. So that's Spurs' lot in the Champions League draw then, Italians, Germans and Dutch.
...Germany. Keggy reacted with humility after that defeat, Fabio reacted like England's biggest defeat in a World Cup finals came as a great shock to him, well it didn't come as a great shock here.
...coursing through your veins? Or is it the remnants of some horrible Danish lager. The opening game of this World Cup had a number of parallels with Italia '90 and it looks to carry on with more inept performances.
...to England. The fact he's been captain for a couple of months and two who games means we won't miss his leadership and the form he's shown over this injury prone season and the last few years for England, means he shouldn't be missed as much as some would have us believe.
...at the World Cup? After the two final warm up games against Mexico and Japan that England luckily won it looked like most of the side don't want a place in the final 23 man squad. But it brought two main problems with Fabio and the way he does things.