We should bomb Capello out now and Sepp Blat­ter should be shot!

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Cup -

SO what did our ex­perts make of Sun­day’s shambles? BARRY FRY (Posh di­rec­tor of foot­ball) “So much for ram­ming Franz Beck­en­bauer’s words back down his throat. All we did was prove that the things he has been say­ing were spot-on. “There was no bull­dog spirit, no pas­sion, noth­ing. Fabio Capello is def­i­nitely not the right man for the job and we should bomb him out right now. “He has made some dread­ful de­ci­sions af­ter a great qual­i­fy­ing cam­paign – none more so than go­ing back to Paul Sc­holes and Jamie Car­ragher. “You only have to look at the Eng­land team to see the spirit isn’t right and we haven’t per­formed ei­ther. “And as for Sepp Blat­ter, he should be lined up and shot for his stance on in­tro­duc­ing goal-line technology. “The en­tire world has seen a ball cross the line by two yards only for the goal not to be given. “It is a com­plete farce and who knows what would have hap­pened from 2-2? “But that shouldn’t take away from the fact that we were com­pletely rub­bish from start to fin­ish.” PETER OAKES (Pan­thers’ di­rec­tor of speedway) “I’m strug­gling to think of any ap­pro­pri­ate words to de­scribe just how badly we played. “I wasn’t one of the many peo­ple that got car­ried away by the win over Slove­nia on Wed­nes­day as I felt we were still pretty or­di­nary in that game. “And there can be no deny­ing we were com­pletely dread­ful against Ger­many. “I would think David James is the only player wor­thy of a rat­ing higher than four-out-of-10. “To see Emile Heskey com­ing on when we were chas­ing the game took the bis­cuit. “We can’t use the Lam­pard ‘goal’ as an ex­cuse even though it would ob­vi­ously have made things in­ter­est­ing at that point.” (for­mer Posh leg­end) “It was an ab­so­lute dis­grace. “To com­pare our de­fend­ing to a pub team was a dis-ser­vice on a pub team. It looked like we had never played foot­ball be­fore. “I said all along that I felt Eng­land would go out in the sec­ond round. We just don’t have the world-class play­ers. “The me­dia are guilty of build­ing up and over-hyp­ing play­ers and when it came to the crunch in the World Cup, those play­ers didn’t per­form. “David James has done well since he came back into the team and is the only player who should es­cape the crit­i­cism. “On the other hand the Ger­mans were bril­liant. “While we couldn’t pass wa­ter, they knocked the ball around for fun.” (man­ager of Hunt­ing­don Town) “Win­ning the World Cup was the dream, watch­ing Eng­land go out was a night­mare. “I love my coun­try, but I have to face facts – we have been sec­ond-best in ev­ery game. “Our man­ager has not been smart enough, pick­ing the wrong play­ers and us­ing the wrong tac­tics. “Play­ers like Rooney, Barry and John­son have been aw­ful be­yond be­lief. “We now need an English man­ager and we need top English clubs to in­vest in the devel­op­ment of English play­ers rather than merely flood­ing our game with so many for­eign play­ers. “I foirmly be­lieve there won’t be any fu­ture for the na­tional team un­til that starts hap­pen­ing.”

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