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Wayne Rooney spies on England with fibre optic hair? The Ola Billger tapes

WHO is the “SPY” in the England camp at Euro 2012? The Star and Sun both lead with Ola Billger (he’s no Anna Chapman) a journalist with Sweden’s Svenska Dagbladet who used binoculars to observe England at the Hotel Opera in Kiev. He, as the Sun says, “secretly watched as boss Roy Hodgson used a projector screen to explain key tactics” to the England team.

It really is like schoolteacher talking to his class.

The Sun adds:

For 40 minutes, he jotted down details about how Hodgson wanted his team to defend free-kicks and corners. Billger then passed on the information to the Swedish camp.

The game ended 3-2 in England favour, with both the Swedish goals coming from free kicks. Did Sweden’s heads-up on England’s tactics help them to score twice? Or was it wall down to the simple fact that England are pretty rubbish at defending freekicks around the box, and you can’t teach Ashley Young to mark his man (see Teach Your Cat To Play The French Horn modules 1-7).

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Posted: 17th, June 2012 | In: Sports | Comment