Anorak News | The Knee Jerk: Picking The England Team The Ebbsfleet United Way

The Knee Jerk: Picking The England Team The Ebbsfleet United Way

by | 20th, November 2007

subbuteo_family.jpgEBBSFLEET United FC has been bought by net nerds. They will play fantasy football with real people – tinkering with their livelihoods and their careers – by picking the team and the tactics via online polls.

The club’s new owners won’t see all the games, all the training sessions. But they can read the match reports. And make their judgements.

In light of that, today Anorak introduces its Knee Jerk Column, where we give an instant reaction to how the modern fan responds to headlines:

GUARDIAN: “[Paul] Robinson fails to impress in training” – And in games against Croatia, Russia, Germany. Dropped

INDEPENDENT: “Croatia unafraid of England except for boot of Beckham” – Play Beckham as lone striker

INDEPENDENT: “Wenger urges McClaren to pack midfield” – Play a 0-10-1 formation

THE TIMES: “Carson back in the frame after crisis of confidence for Robinson” – Pick Carson

DAILY STAR: “I’LL END IT LIKE BECKS – Peter Crouch wants to do a Beckham, who famously scored in the final minute to secure a vital draw with Greece – Crouch to take all free kicks

DAILY MAIL: “Becks’ appeal waning” – Drop Beckham

“BECKS GIVES ME HEAD START – Crouch has the jump on rivals if Mac picks David” – Pick Beckham and Crouch up front

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