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magicOC Fri 18-Jun-10 07:12:29

Ok guys, Catinthehat2 started the last one. Who wants to join another?

I'll start

England 2 Algeria 1 goal scored in 17th minute. My £100 paid smile

Off to work now.

See you all for kick off at 730.

notagrannyyet Sat 19-Jun-10 11:01:31

Do they get paid for playing for England then? You'd have thought they would do for nowt. I'm sure many would......they'd make a better fist of it toosmile.

BudaisintheZONE Sat 19-Jun-10 11:23:49

notagranny - they do get paid for I am sure I read somewhere that they are all donating their world cup fees to charity.

williewalshsballs Sat 19-Jun-10 11:44:56

still disgused at that woeful display. NO. there's nothing fucking wrong with capello. there's nothing wrong with the ball, the pitch, the wags there/not there, the players are talented, they're fit, they've practised, there's nothing wrong with the tactics, nothing wrong with manager player communication

james obrien on sky got it right...11 boys, the age of men, too scared to lose. lacking character. their heads need checking. they need to just get on the pitch and play. ffs

This is why we will never win. thosse 11 boys need to take responsibility for the way they played. we all need to stop assigning blame to all manner of extraneous factors that really are neither here nor there. they've been given everything. nothing more that anyone can do for them except a good sports psychologist.

williewalshsballs Sat 19-Jun-10 11:47:46

so what should capello do?

UnquietDad Sat 19-Jun-10 12:06:03

Yes, I believe they are paid and put their fees towards the Footballers' Benevolent Fund, or whatever it's called.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 19-Jun-10 13:00:58

well said wwb. They played rubbishly and need to take responsibility for themselves.

northlondonchoclover Sat 19-Jun-10 14:46:59

btw do you think the players actually understand cappello when he gives them instructions? i can hardly understand him in interviews...

might be worth getting a coach that speaks a language that they can understand

catinthehat2 Sat 19-Jun-10 14:51:41

I went to sleep at 1/2 time. DH did not have the heart to wake me. He read a book. The end.

Can somebody recommend a decent game in this WC - that's 2 wasted evenings already - would really like to watch a decent match as I only do this every 4 years. PLEase?????

pagwatch Sat 19-Jun-10 15:25:46

You could have watched England beat Australia in a truly fab rugby match this morning.
That cheered me up no end.

I got to the sad point last night where they were so clueless that it was almost funny.

And Henry Winter pointed out in the Telegraph this morning that apparently the bird that settled in the Algerian goal ( presumeably because he enjoyed the quite) also changed ends at half time grin

I loved the headline too....

England Fan confronts team in dressing room - 20,000 others show considerable restraint

northlondonchoclover Sat 19-Jun-10 16:49:00

Lol..about the bird and the england fan

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 19-Jun-10 17:28:10

I've never seen the Telegraph so angry about anything - utterly fab article!!!!

catinthehat2 Sat 19-Jun-10 18:58:34

I shall find that article.....

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