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Scoring For Fun

by | 26th, July 2004

‘IF England’s footballers were as good at scoring on the pitch as they are off it, then the European Championship trophy might now be on display in London rather than Athens.

The new Posh

Wayne Rooney is just the latest in a long line of England players to have been caught banging the ball into the back of someone else’s net.

And, says the Sun, the 18-year-old has been dumped by “devastated” fiancée Coleen McLoughlin after confessing to cheating on her with “leggy prostitute” Charlotte Glover.

No-one is sure quite why Rooney felt he needed to pay for sex when the pubs and clubs of Liverpool are full of girls who would happily do it for free.

We can put it down to inexperience – and refer the Everton teenager to some of his England colleagues for advice.

The Sun has lined up what it calls a Leg-Over Eleven, who could help Rooney to adjust to life at this level.

They include, of course, David Beckham, whose wife Victoria stood by him despite his fling with Rebecca Loos; Emile Heskey who was dumped by his lover over a two-year affair with lap dancer Chantelle Tagoe; and Ashley Cole who, we are told, invited model Sammi Fugil and a pal home for a threesome.

But if Rooney really wants advice on playing away, then he could have no better coach than Sven Goran Eriksson, who is this morning fighting to keep his job after the revelations of his affair with Faria Alam.

The Football Association spent last week furiously denying any sexual relationship between Eriksson and Alam.

But, says the Mail, it was forced over the weekend into a “humiliating” U-turn when it not only confirmed that rumour but admitted that Alam had bedded FA boss Mark Palios as well.

However, Eriksson is expected to emerge unscathed from the whole sordid business, with 38-year-old Alam the most likely casualty.

The Mirror wants an apology at the very least from Eriksson and Palios for allowing the FA to mislead fans, while the Sun accuses the Swede of showing contempt for the fans.

“Football,” it says, “has been dragged through the mud in the past few years with endless stories of sordid behaviour by players.

“Now the England manager is at it too. How can he possibly keep his eye on the ball?”’



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