Bad news for the English journalists who want Italian Fabio Capello, fired from the England job.
England boss Fabio Capello – hey – we’re 4th in the world!
It was clear to an outside observer, that after last summer’s tragic display by the England team at the World Cup, that English Journalists were hell bent on blaming Fabio Capello – it was all his fault.
That’s even though half the England players in the games seemed scared stiff, and it appeared all too much for them, and they failed to produce anything like their regular form.
Well, in retrospect, that’s not exactly true, since Wayne Rooney managed a few F words after one game, to the watching world, and straight into the camera, which he seems very good at.
Wayne Rooney may be a terrific player, but he’s a complete disaster as a role model to young English kids.
But England have now climbed to fourth place in FIFA’s latest world rankings – and that equals their highest-ever placing – and they have moved above both Brazil and Argentina – two powerhouses indeed
It’s hardly surprising that Spain are in first place, followed by the Netherlands and then Germany.
And the two place jump by England is after failing to win two of their last three qualifying matches, for next summer’s European Championships.
You have to go back to 1997, to find England in such a high position, after they had completed a good performance in the European Championships, the previous year, in which a certain Alan Shearer starred for England.
Ireland have won their last two Euro 2012 qualifiers and that has helped them move up to 31st place, a rise of three places.
Scotland are now in 61st place and Northern Ireland are just one place behind in 62nd place.
Wales have yet to win a single point in their four Euro 2012 qualifiers to date, and remain in a low 114th in the rankings.
But if Fabio Capello is as hopeless as the journalists have made out lately, then why are England on the up, and in 4th place in the rankings?
We’re sure the journalists will find a suitable and convenient answer to that question, and sooner rather than later.