‘Arryvederci: Fabio Capello out – Harry Redknapp in
“THEY really insulted me and damaged my authority. What really hit me and forced me to take this decision was the fact the much-vaunted Anglo-Saxon sense of justice, as they are the first to claim that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. In Terry’s case, they gravely offended me and damaged my authority at the head of the England side, effectively creating a problem for the squad. I have never tolerated certain crossing of lines, so it was easy for me to spot it and take my decision to leave.” So says Fabio Capello, the outgoing England manager with the 67% win ratio who won…nothing.
Usually we have to wait for in-fighting, pissing-up, shagging, arrogance and spite to destroy England’s chances in an international tournament. This time the Football Association fired the gun early by cravenly giving into absurd media pressure and sacking John Terry as captain and thereby triggering the resignation of Fabio Capello. The Scots would have dreamt up a plan to scupper England yonks ago were the English not so good at it themselves. Five months before Euro 2012, England have no captain and no manager.
Terry is, as ever, badly advised. The pillock who told him that his interests were best served in asking for this racism case to got before the Beak after Euro 2012 was either in on the plot to do down England or mad. Oddly, the courts agreed to his requests (again – Scots?) and Terry rejoiced at playing under the cloud of suspicion during a huge tournament.
The odds now must be on Terry not making the trip to Poland and the Ukraine. The other odds must be on Harry Redknapp being the new England manager. The good news is that the media will only have five months to dig up dig on ‘Arry. The police managed nothing in five years…