Anorak | The Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives

by | 15th, June 2004

‘ENGLAND coach Sven Goran Eriksson’s tactics worked like a charm against the French for 90 minutes on Sunday, only to be undone by two injury-time mistakes.

And you are?

It is to be hoped that the Swede is just as good a tactician off the pitch after he decided that the best way for his squad to get their collective pecker up was to, well, get their collective pecker up.

He relaxed the bonking ban for the night after the game, allowing wives and girlfriends to stay with the players and give them a bit of a boost.

And the Sun is sure the tactic is a masterstroke, quoting an insider who insists that “morale is now higher than ever”.

“I’m sure the girls will have done all they can to lift the lads’ spirits,” he says.

All well and good – but, after studying pictures of the girls in the crowd watching the game against France, Anorak has spotted a potential problem.

How do the players tell which girlfriend belongs to which player?

Obviously, for some players it’s easy – David Beckham need only look out for a pouting toothpick standing away from the rest of the group and Sol Campbell just heads for the one who looks like everyone else’s mother.

But what of the

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