Thursday, November 22, 2007

N7teen to be the next England manager?

No-one likes to be told "I told you so", but the only silver lining to England's abject failure to qualify for the European Championships is my smug face. If McClaren had heeded N7teen's wisdom, he wouldn't have played Scott Carson and we wouldn't have played such stupid tactics in the first half. Yes we may have "won" the second half, but all the damage was done just a sixth of the way into the game.

It will be very hard to watch the tournament next summer with no Home Nations represented. The only time I clearly remember England not making a major finals was USA 1994, but at least we had the Republic of Ireland to cheer on... surely the closest team to us at Euro 2008 (geographically speaking) will be the French - and we certainly can't support them!

Anyway, I gather the FA are holding an emergency board meeting right now. Presumably McClaren will have his P45 by lunchtime and I'll expect to be summoned to Soho Square later today. I'm sure the likes of Robbo, Ledders, Daws, Lennon, Jenas, Huddlestone, Defoe and Bent are bursting with excitement already...

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