Call me old fashioned but I still think the England manager should speak English. Infact, I think he should be English himself. But no, we get this Capello chappie from Italy. I don’t see how we can call the England team English.
But never mind. At least he seems to have some good ideas. In particular, he seems to be restoring a bit of discipline into the team. Mobiles and WAGs banned, for instance. What a good idea.
But most of all, I want him to instill something important in these arrogant, overpaid, over-worshipped young men. Your country is not privileged to have you play for it. Rather, it is YOU who should be privileged for being asked.
© Anthony North, February 2008
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