After the England team embarrassed the nation yesterday, the English FA must take a good hard long look at the English set-up, and at the very least bring in a new manager.
Fabio Capello – must go
They also have to pick England players on their performances for England rather than how they play for their clubs and if that happens it may look a very strange England side.
Capello sealed his fate as England manager yesterday by defiantly bringing on Emile Heskey after 71 minutes when England were 4-1 down, and needed at least 3 goals in 19 minutes to save the game – and needed players on the field who could score goals.
We wonder what Peter Crouch thought at that moment?
Peter has 21 goals in 40 games for England, but never even played during this World Cup, and Emile Heskey has just 7 goals in 62 games for England and couldn’t even get his starting place at Aston Villa last season.
So you see what we mean about Capello’s logic – there wasn’t any – and he must go so that England can start to recover from this debacle. Capello has said he will not resign so we will have to wait for the English FA to see what they will do.
But the feeling in England is so strong at the moment, that we half expect the England players to be booed when they return to London’s Heathrow Airport, and if that happens the FA can hardly keep Fabio on board.
And after all, he was completely and utterly out-coached by Joachim Löw yesterday.
An FA source in South Africa told the Evening Chronicle today:
“There’s every chance of new blood getting their opportunity in the next couple of years, especially with an important European Championship qualifying campaign coming up.”
“There was plenty of hunger displayed by some of the younger German players in the round of 16 meeting with England and that will now be seriously considered.”
“There’s a chance to be had for the younger players at all of the Premier League clubs and some of them are already in an excellent position if they’re in the England Under-21 squad.”
As we reported earlier today there should be chances given to our two young top English players Andy Carroll and Steven Taylor at the Newcastle club, and as we said before England players should be chosen for how they perform for England and not for their clubs.
Andy Carroll is ready to be capped by England, and they had better do it soon before Scotland hijacks the player, and Steven’s performances as captain of the England U21 side showed he has the mettle and character to be a top England player – especially when England’s central defense looks so weak right now.
We know the current England players play great for their clubs, but it’s how they play when they wear that England shirt that’s important, and we’ve realized once again there’s a huge difference in the way they play for England – in short they are hopeless when wearing the England shirt.
Some of our players have proved far too often that they just don’t have the heart to play for England, and they shouldn’t be selected any more.
Only when players are picked that way, will England have players like Germany had yesterday – men only too willing to fight it out for their country and play at their very best – when it really matters.