It’s what we all wanted – England represented in the World Cup Final on Sunday.
Howard Webb – n0, no, no – get out of here!
But no, it’s not the side of course – they went out to Germany and hardly made England supporters very proud with their many weak-kneed performances during the four games they did play.
And to think it all started with our goalkeeper throwing the ball into the back of the net when we were leading in that first game against the USA – so at least up until that time it was all going according to plan – for 42 minutes. 😀
It was all just too much for them – and far too much pressure on Wayne Rooney, at least according to his manager, Alex Ferguson.
Yeah right – and they’re making £6M/year – they should be able to handle the pressure – it comes with the job and the very high wages they are paid – but there I go again. It looks like it’s going to take a couple of months to get over the shock – of how shocking England really were.
And we notice the players are still sneaking little pieces to the press, about Capello’s antics in the dressing room, he was so disgusted with their performances. So because of that, he scared the England players and therefore no wonder they couldn’t perform.
Are these babies or are these men we are talking about?
But to the players leaking this information they seem to think it was really all Fabio Capello’s fault – how’s that for leadership and taking responsibility for your own performance?
If Fabio has any sense, he’ll find out who those players were leaking the stories and never pick them for England again – that will show them – that it’s high time they stand up and be counted and be like like men – instead of continuing to act like wimps.
The US played better than England, and certainly showed a lot more heart and guts – that’s for sure.
Whoops – got side-tracked – end of rant – back to the Howard Webb news – which is very good news in fact.
As was half expected referee Howard Webb, who has had a very good World Cup, unlike the England players, has been selected to referee the final game between Spain and the Netherlands on Sunday – with Spain, after they dominated Germany – at least in the second half yesterday – likely to be favorites.
Whatever happens and whoever wins, it will be the first World Cup win for either country – two of the European powerhouse nations in football have never won the World Cup.
The Dutch were in the finals twice in the 1970s when greats Johan Cruyff and Johan Neeskins were playing total football – they lost in 1974 to West Germany 2-1, and in 1978 to Argentina 3-1 after extra time.
It’s interesting they were beaten both times by the nations hosting the tournament that year.
And one things we’re not sure about is how former Newcastle manager Ruud Gullit will be able to handle the pressure, when he will no doubt be a pundit for the game over here.
When they beat Brazil in the quarter-finals he was almost out of control, and just wanted to get out of the studio, back to his hotel, change into jeans and down to the bar – he was so funny.
When Howard Webb was left out of the semi-final games, but had looked very good in the games he refereed prior to that, there was a feeling he could well be given the Final, and that was also thanks to England not reaching the final – of course – otherwise he would have been disqualified.
Howard Webb and his assistants, Darren Cann and Michael Mullarkey, will officiate in the final on Sunday at Johannesburg’s Soccer City – good news for the three of them – to officiate at the most important game in the world, and it only comes along every four years – wow.
That’s very good for Howard and his two assistants – well done.
Let’s hope that after the game on Sunday, the press is talking about the result and the what the players did – and not talking about the referee – because that will likely mean the three Englishmen had a good game.
Watch out for the England press now starting to point out that at least England have good referees. 😀