...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...
...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.
...it was 10 years ago today. Owen hat-trick, screamer from Gerrard even Heskey scored and we stuffed the Germans... just memories...
...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?
...Fabio. Neither have I claimed you are a monster, rather I put you firmly in the Italian version of Sven Goran-Eriksson as England manager, you beat little teams in qualifying but are out of our depth when the real thing comes round.
...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.
...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.
...the F.A. way. As we are drip fed the names of the seven players that journos have found out Fabio has phoned to tell them they won't be going to the World Cup, there's no great surprise bar one, thankfully, named Theo Walcott.
...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.
...before unlike Fabio not well after the World Cup finals. Fabio Capello has named his provisional 30 squad for the World Cup it includes the usual suspects alongside some stupid choices and 6 players from Spurs.
...a tear. It was with a loud cheer I greeted the news that David Beckham suffered a torn Achilles tendon playing for AC Milan, which should keep him out of England's World Cup squad for the summer.
...the real Fabio's England? As the England manager's side lost his 100% qualifying record with a 1-0 defeat to the Ukraine all the problems of the last few years were highlighted, lucky then it was on teh interweb.
...Cos that's what'll 'appen. If enough people cough up the £4.99 to £11.99 to watch the meaningless England game against the Ukraine on teh interweb then how long before more and more games are shown this way.
...make. From making England look thoroughly inept under the McClown, Croatia made Fabio#s men look world beaters with an inept performance in last night's World Cup qualifier that booked England's place in South Africa, glossing over the concerns.
...the Cup final on Saturday. Thankfully Guus Hiddink is a man of his word and has headed back off to Russia though he should really be flying out to lead England in their World Cup qualifiers.