Swindon! Victory for the light
Come on Bees, top at Christmas please.
On the Guardian thing, is worth remembering that the voting is done how the greateast cricketers thing was done on CW, so obviously someone loves David Luiz, as they do Mario Balotelli who is 67th for reasons I do not really understand.
Hope Theo starts up front again tomorrow. Quite fancy him against Wigan's defence.
BBC Sport - Sol Campbell says it is too easy to win England caps
Not that I disagree with him outright, I do wonder if he's stopped to consider the reason that so many younger players are being capped is because there's hardly anyone else available who isn't crap/past it/a proven failure at international level/retired from internationals.
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He's not a bad player, fits into Liverpool's system quite well and given how short they are up top he will definitely make a difference. But he's far too expensive. And if I was a Liverpool fan I'd be concerned that yet again they're paying way over the odds for a Brit in his early twenties.
If you look at the club's transfer dealings since Rafa took over, the "success" column consists almost entirely of foreigners- Reina, Alonso, Torres, Kuyt, Suarez, Arbeloa, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique. And the "failure" column is mostly Brits- Downing, Henderson, Adam, Carroll, Cole. There's the odd exception- Johnson's doing well now and Aquilani was a huge flop- but they're quite consistently failing in the same direction. Paying £18m for Ince and Sturridge suggests that's only going to continue.
Sneijder hasn't been below par for three years. He has been an irregular starter, but when he's actually played he's been just as good as his supposed golden season of 09/10. IMO his actual ability is somewhere between the two extremes; he was never as good as widely thought at one point, but he is still a (very) good player. Not that I'd be at all interested in us signing him, but that's for reasons other than his actual output when he plays.
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Decent result/performance for Arsenal that. Not exactly a game that will live long in the memory, mind you.
Better not sell Sagna in Jan, he's so great.
Remember an infamous tour of the far east, where some very obscure people picked up caps in the 80s, and another more recently.
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I'd agree that some of these young players would benefit from having to do more to force your way into the National side - indeed, at the moment it seems the main criteria for being called up is that you're English and have played about 50% of your club's games this season - but the fact that they're being called up is just an indictment on the quality of the seasoned professionals out there already imo.
Come on Crawley attack attack attack
**** off Nicky Shorey. "Yeah could head it clear, actually no **** it I'll just give Barry a piggy-back"
And now he has the cheek to claim a foul against him. What. A. ****.
Reading's best performance of the season ruined by one ****.
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