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What Would Lehmann’s Penalty Notes For England Say?

Those who actually enjoy international football will remember that Arsenal keeper and general scourge of the Premiership Jens Lehmann reviewed a list of penalty kick notes hidden in his sock prior to his World Cup shootout heroics against Argentina.

Jens is now auctioning that little bit of paper, presumably for charity, although with Lehmann you can never be too sure.

The notes, via translation, read:

1. Riquelme left high
2. Crespo long run/right, short run/left
3. Heinze left low
4. Ayala long wait, long run right
5. Messi left
6. Aimar long wait left
7. Rodriguez left

One can only imagine what Jens would have written in preparation for an England penalty shootout, but here’s a guess:

1. Stand in the middle and wait for him to miss.
2. Stand in the middle and wait for him to miss.
3. Stand in the middle and wait for him to miss.
4. Stand in the middle and wait for him to miss.
5. Stand in the middle and wait for him to miss.