What next Fabio?


I have never seen such a deflated team as England were tonight. They were personified by the drooping shoulders of Wayne Rooney as he looked lost for the entire match, a look that I have never witnessed before, especially by him. Two matches and two draws; not a good start to the England campaign.

Fabio Capello is one of the great old fashioned managers, he has stayed with the 4-4-2 formation through thick and thin. During these two matches I can’t help but be reminded of Mike Bassett’s performance, as he stubbornly sticks  to this formation saying it is the key to England’s success, although his story was a work of comic fiction. I have always laid my trust with Capello, as he lead England to an almost flawless qualifying campaign. But England obviously have a lot more to show and it is their confidence that is keeping them behind, and for the first time i find myself doubting him.

I hope, for England’s sake, that just like in Mike Bassett we make it through our group stages and go on to prove ourselves to defy all our critics, but the more i think about the bigger teams, less evidence for success becomes exceedingly apparent.


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  1. #1 by Merty on June 18, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    Teams and managers need to throw more caution to the wind and attack more. They may lose the ball a bit more, but they will be rewarded for it with goals.

    Rooney is pulling a disappearing act out there, and capello needs to put on some players that are hungry and not (apparently) so bleeding tired from their league campaign.

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