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Old February 4 2012, 09:29 PM   #4051
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Old February 8 2012, 08:53 PM   #4052
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FABIO CAPELLO LEAVES ENGLAND

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Old February 8 2012, 08:55 PM   #4053
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Thank fuck for that!!

And on the same day tax-dodging 'Arry Redknapp was cleared of, um, tax dodging.

That all fell into place quite nicely.
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Old February 8 2012, 09:09 PM   #4054
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An Italian leaving a sinking ship? Sounds familiar...
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Old February 8 2012, 09:25 PM   #4055
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So Harry Redknapp will become the new English manager

But for legal reasons he will have to sign the contract under his dogs name.
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Old February 8 2012, 10:49 PM   #4056
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What happens now will, in my opinion define what kind of a man Redknapp is. Irrespective of it being the biggest job imaginable for him, Spurs are in a great position, and the club and chairman have given him fantastic support during the trial. If he jumps ship without a bye your leave then I think Tottenham have a right to feel aggrieved.

That said he's also the best man for the job (by which I mean best of a bad bunch) so ideally he needs to take the job after 2012, or else the FA and Spurs need to come to an arrangement so he can have some invovlement, then take full charge in time for the Euros. Interesting times at least.
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Old February 8 2012, 10:55 PM   #4057
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I can't see Redknapp leaving Spurs at this stage of the season with them in such a strong position - I'd imagine that City and Utd have got the top two places sewn up but finishing third place in the Prem will be a great result for Tottenham.

Perhaps England can get by with a caretaker manager until 'Arry is done with Spurs.
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Old February 8 2012, 10:59 PM   #4058
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Gus Hiddunk has expressed an interest for Euro 2012 with England though I wonder if Harry Redknapp could do both jobs for now since we only play 3 friendlies then take it full time after the PL season is over. That way Spurs have time to find an relacement but would Spurs be willing to do that and would Harry actually prefer to come in after Euro 2012 so not to be tained by that if we do poorly.
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Old February 8 2012, 11:00 PM   #4059
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Hiddink is probably still waiting for a call from Chelski when Abramovich's patience with AVB runs out.
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Old February 9 2012, 12:13 AM   #4060
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"Accepting his resignation" a few months before the Euro 2012, this really is a great commentary on the dysfunctional nature of English international football.

Capello had a decent record as manager, I'm surprised to see how many people are overjoyed at this. Is it something to do with his team selections in South Africa? England has to face the fact that there are better teams in the world than them, round of 16 was probably the best you could have hoped for back then.
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Old February 9 2012, 01:42 AM   #4061
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Capello had a decent record as manager, I'm surprised to see how many people are overjoyed at this. Is it something to do with his team selections in South Africa? England has to face the fact that there are better teams in the world than them, round of 16 was probably the best you could have hoped for back then.
Capello screwed up the WC, we should of won the group and then faced Ghana in the last 16 and NOT germany. The draw against USA was down to picking Green and then tactically failed against Algeria in the 0-0 draw before Germany took us to pieces.

My problem with Capello is his clear lack of understanding about English football, we cannot play like Italy because we can't hold the ball so why play at such a slow pace. Players were always rigid in their positions because Capello anal tempers though somehow Glen Johnson kept getting picked despite never being in his right back slot when we loss the ball.

We won't win 2012 or 2014 but I believe Harry will at least make ENG go down with some fighting spirit like in 96, 98 and even 2004 and not the whimper we had in 2010.
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Old February 9 2012, 08:00 AM   #4062
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"Accepting his resignation" a few months before the Euro 2012, this really is a great commentary on the dysfunctional nature of English international football.

Capello had a decent record as manager, I'm surprised to see how many people are overjoyed at this. Is it something to do with his team selections in South Africa? England has to face the fact that there are better teams in the world than them, round of 16 was probably the best you could have hoped for back then.
I agree. I thought England was finally starting to do pretty well actually.
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Old February 9 2012, 10:43 AM   #4063
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What's odd is that Capello actually had us playing v well prior to South Africa, but at the actual tournament we were truly woeful. Maybe it was because Capello's strict disciplinarian shtick had been tolerable in small doses but once the players were stuck with it round the clock for days on end it grated? The notion that players were 'bored' was utter crap though, you're at the World Cup, if nothing else you'd think there'd be plenty of footy to watch on the telly! Of course there were clearly other things going on behind the scenes including Rooney getting caught with his pants down and Terry stirring up trouble (odd that now Capello is so supportive of him?). Since south Africa we've been average at best, so I won't miss him.

I'm under no illusions that England will win a major tournament anytime soon, but we do have good enough players that if confidence was high we could make the quarters or even the semis in Euro 2012.

Harry is clearly a good manager, the question is, is he the right manager to take England forward long term? Given his age I'm not sure I'd see him being in post any longer than the World Cup in '14.

I do think Jax is right though, with Harry at least England would go down fighting, and would likely inflict a few bloody noses on the way

This is the FA though, so whilst they should go with either Harry (short term) or Pearce (long term) they'll probably hire David Platt or something...
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Old February 9 2012, 11:22 AM   #4064
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This must really be massaging Terry's already massive ego. England really should ditch Terry, the guy is a massive problem for the squad and always has been. Now a manager has lost his job because of him and the preparations for the Euros has been thrown into chaos. Thanks "JT", you massive fucking prick.
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Old February 9 2012, 12:10 PM   #4065
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Well it might be for the best. Clearly none of this would have happened if Terry had done what Chris Huhne did last week, and simply stepped down as captain. He could have appeared magnanimous and it'd have given him some positive PR which he frankly needs given he comes across as an arrogant thug. It wouldn't have been an admission of guilt-- I don't like the guy but he is innocent until proven guilty-- and most people would have understood that he was stepping down to prevent controversy and to remove a distraction England didn't need.

Instead he comes across as an egotist, which I guess makes sense. Let's be honest John 'King of Shaves' Terry needs England far more than England needs him.
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