So England manager Fabio Capello started out like all the rest, making big promises amid feverish press speculation, but now the Italian’s true colours are coming out. Both ends of the craptastic spectrum are catered for with Capello’s 30 man squad to face France next Wednesday, with both young benchwarming speed merchant Theo Walcott and crusty Hollywood has-been David Beckham named amongst the thirty.
Theo Walcott is remembered as being Sven Goran Eriksson’s last throw of the dice (indeed the last time that Theo was in the squad), but taking a punt on him so early on in his England tenure smacks of desperation. Walcott is predominantly used as an impact player by Wenger, but to pick him on the basis of his speed is foolhardy, all of this pales into insignificance with the picking of Beckham though.
I remember how superior I felt when Ronaldo was ‘forcibly’ picked in the ’98 World Cup Final – not thinking that could ever happen to my England, well it has – admittedly to a lesser extent, but at the same time Becks is plying his trade in LA – a place as synonymous with ‘football’ as North Korea is with ‘democracy’ – Beckham does not deserve 100 caps, and it is an utter disgrace that he is being allowed to do so!