We have a feeling that down the road Alan Pardew would just love to become the England manager. Roy
Hodgson leaving Wembley yesterday And it's not surprising that Alan has been watching the
developments at the FA, Â since they parted ways with Italian Fabio CappelloÂ inÂ earlyÂ February
but it's beenÂ likeÂ watching paint dry, and nothing much has [.
'Maybe it's the pressure?' suggested England manager Fabio Cappello after England's dismal draw
with Algeria, so on this World Cup podcast we take a look at the pressure of playing in the most
important sporting event in the world. We also have our regular items on the show including:
Check out a new football expression in World Cup English for Football Follow the predictions battle
between Damon and Damian in the Predictions competition For learners of English check out our
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Damon: Well, obviously bad for England, terrible in fact but worse for Rooney.
You've got to giveÂ Steve McClaren some credit. The man was a pitiful England manager,
but for a brief moment in time he was able to derail one of the most powerful forces in modern
football:Â David Beckham.
When Becks stepped down as England's captain after theÂ 2006 World Cup,
McClaren dropped him entirely from the team.
This week was the release of Fabio Cappello's England squad who over the next two weeks are set
to face both Wales and Ghana, two sides who the English support as well as the British press will
assume can be surpassed with a degree of ease and aplomb (but with the height of England's
expectations who aren't they allowed to surpass with ease and aplomb?
After the announcement of the England squad for the friendly with Denmark, a few people were
left scratching their heads. No, not because we all forgot about the most pointless and needless
game we could all do without. It was Fabio Cappello's selection of personnel that raised a few
With only four matches left I thought I would do a quick sum up of things that have come
to my attention at this World Cup. We have had excuses, drama, goals, non-goals, manager threats,
back stabbing...and thats justÂ from The Sun. So without further adu (remember him) here are 10
thoughts of mine.
The result was never in doubt against part-timers Andorra, but Fabio Cappello's England fielded
a strong side and cruised to a 6-0 victory, demonstrating the Italian's respect for the opposition,
although this was something perhaps that wasn't reflected by other members of the England
The fan of international ball that reads this site is familiar with Fabio Cappello, recently
chosen to lead England's national team. How familiar are you with his previous position as head of
Real Madrid? Goal.com looks at the beautiful game as it's played in Spain and compares and
contrasts the approaches being taken by Real, Barcelona and the others.
Chum was thrown to the sharks on Friday night when Catania gave four-time Scudetto winners Inter
Milan a Sicilian Surprise when they beat them 3-1. The big issue was that most of the teams chasing
the neroazzurri did not take full advantage
When Clarence Seedorf scored what was going to be the game-winner for AC Milan, that was probably
the biggest news coming out of Serie A of San Siro was David Beckham's injury.
An adage in coaching i used to hear often about any manger who's team began to falter after a good
season was "He became dumb over night" Referring to a coach or manager who led a side to great
results one year but followed it up with disastrous results the following year. Many may be
thinking this about Marco Giampaolo who only a few weeks ago received a ringing endorsement from
Don Fabio Cappello.
Spain chewed England up and spit them out. There was no other way that the game could be
put. It was ironic to have done it to Fabio Cappello's team in Spain. The
home side was simply a machine and there was no doubt that they are the best team in the world.
"Barca-Pool" dominated from the [.
Real Madrid continue to pursue Barcelona in the La Liga race. They could have the ideal
opportunity to cut some points if things go their way. They will play against a Racing
side that has one of the hottest goalscorers in the league right now. Nikola Zigic has
scored four goals in five matches and [.
If I had any doubts as to George Metellus being Fabio Cappello's lovechild, they ended after this
video began to make its rounds on YouTube. Fabio Cappello left English fans thinking that he
prepared the same way as Sven-Göran Eriksson. Others looked at him as ¨Smooth
Don Fabio¨ who has experience in social art of [.