crabcakes_windermere wrote:The article is pretty irritating because it boils down to one thing - sack Capello because he's a foreigner. The usual xenophobic toss that only an Englishman can properly understand an English team.
Also, what is it with this absurd notion that someone who is defeated should immediately resign simply because they were defeated? Defeat isn't a loss of honour in itself - it's the manner of defeat. And the issue there is the players, not the manager. And after all, the whole sack the manager the moment they fail ploy has worked so well for Newcastle United, and the opposite tactic of supporting and sticking with a good manager hasn't worked at all for Manchester United, Arsenal etc.
This also puzzles me. It really doesn't seem to have occurred to the peeps in charge of these things that changing the manager doesn't make much difference. We've had English managers, who were sacked because the team was shit. We've had calm and collected Swedish managers who were sacked (or resigned, I can never remember what with the whole Faria Alam stuff), and now the shouty passionate Italian dude is also going to be sacked. All these managers, and we still lose because
*gets out megaphone, points it in the direction of FA headquarters*
THE TEAM IS FUCKING SHIT! IT'S NOT THE MANAGER WHO NEEDS TO GO, BUT THE PLAYERS!
*puts away megaphone*
still, at least we'll be spared the whole "We used to be good before we let the darkies play" seeing as we got completely owned by a team which also had fuzzy-wuzzies in it.
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