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England To Be Undone By Slaven Bilic’s Poker Face

by | 21st, November 2007

IF poker has any part of play in England’s game against Croatia, Steve McLaren’s team are doomed.

Blessed with all the guile of Phil Collins in a thong, England could be undone by Slavin Billic.

The former West Ham defender is no mug punter. Alvin Martin, Bilic’s former West Ham team-mate, says of the Croatian manager: “He was great at gaming tables. In many ways that was where he was most at home – poker, mainly.”

Martin goes on to tell the Mail: “He had incredible bottle, an amazing ability to bluff…”

News of Bilic’s bluffing will come as little surprise to Laurent Blanc who missed the 1998 World Cup final against Brazil after being suspended for two matches for breathing in Bilic’s direction…

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