This will be the last thing I write about England, because the whole thing is tiresome, depressing and just a complete joke. I’ve talked about player quotas, why they don’t deserve to qualify and how everyone shouldn’t underestimate Croatia.
But what I think goes against the mainstream media.
And now, the stupidity has got even worse.
FA Chairman Geoff Thompson said today:
“Like every England fan, we are all bitterly disappointed that we have failed to qualify for Euro 2008, and I know Steve feels that disappointment more than anyone.”
I wish I could feel Steve McClarens dissapointment too, because I could do with 2 million quid in my back pocket for somehow managing England to a failed qualification campaign.
I’m sure every England fan could do with feeling ‘McClaren’s disappointment’, as you get a Â£2 million payoff for the privilege!
The world has truly gone mad.
I will admit though that I thought Sven was a poor manager for England, and we couldn’t do much worse. Well I stand corrected. At least Sven bloody qualified for the major tournaments.
McClaren should really refund all those England fans that turned up to Wembley with their families and watched last nights quite frankly disgraceful display from a bunch of over-hyped, over-paid and pathetic excuse for players.
They simply couldn’t be arsed!
And that was so disappointing.
Steve McClaren called for pride, passion, attitude and character from the players last night.
I saw absolutely none of that yesterday.
Croatia epitomised EVERYTHING England are not. They didn’t need to win, they didn’t have to try, but because they were wearing their national shirt they played for the fans, for their country.
They have pride, they are grateful and honoured to represent their country, and understand what international football is all about.
I’ve seen a hell of a lot more ‘passion and pride’ from Israel, Russia and Croatia in this years qualifying campaign.
It’s not about fancy sponsorships, football boot deals or money.
It’s about giving everything when you have the distinction of wearing the England shirt. Northern Ireland and Scotland might not have qualified for next summers tournament, but they did their country proud.
Can you say that about England?