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England To Be In The World Cup Final After All

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. 😀

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Jul 8, 2010 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Wow, welldone, hope he doesn’t make any gaff’s like 3 yellows!

    Going to be a new name on the trophy on Sunday and that’s surprised me.

  • Howay The Lads

    Jul 8, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Well, I for one hope he makes numerous blatant mistakes and retires from refereeing altogether.

    Can’t stand the Man U-supporting, cheating bloke. I wonder if the keeper falls over whether he will give a free-kick just because someone was standing in front of him

  • Thump

    Jul 8, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m not too bothered. He’s had a good WC.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Jul 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #4

    As Newcastle fans we should despise the man, in the season we got relegated he disaloud 3 goals that should of stood (most notably Mark Viduka vs Fulham) sent off 2 players for wrong reasons (Habib Beye vs Man City ) gave away 3 wrong penaltys (Nicky Butt i think it was against Wigan) and simply gave evry decision the wrong way, i really dislike the man…..

    on the other hand, glad an Englishmen is still in the World Cup 😀

  • Howay The Lads

    Jul 8, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #5

    I didn’t even know it was him at the Citeh game?!?

    Well he has now hit rock bottom in my estimation.

  • MacToon

    Jul 8, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #6

    ha ha, oh well, Turkish you may well be right 😉
    on both points.

  • dave 1961

    Jul 8, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #7

    I agree this bloke did as much as anyone to help relegate us, hope his plane crashes on the way back, or better still a lump of the space station crashes to earth and hit him on the head killing him slowly.

  • toon18

    Jul 8, 2010 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Well dave 1961, that’s pleasant! Possibly a slight over-reaction.
    Well done to the bloke, he’s a top ref.

  • tom tomb

    Jul 8, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #9

    He is not a top ref! He is a blatant cheat and has done it to us on numerous occassions. Hope he goes camping in Rothbury and bumps into Mr Moat.

  • punk skunk...

    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #10

    He also managed to find over 5mins extra time, to try & allow spain to get an equalizer v switzerland in their 1st game & was totally biased throughout that game…
    …& he hates us, of that there is no doubt…

  • wilkyvondooom

    Jul 9, 2010 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #11

    if ever a bald bloke needed a kickin it’d have to be mr webb..i’d never get tired of shoeing that face all over.

  • Hawaiian Geordie

    Jul 9, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #12

    we should thank him for relegating us.

    that was a shocker of a disallowed goal (viduker), but thank god for relegation, as we 1) got rid of those retards who were playing for wages and not for newcastle united; 2) we now have a team that is stronger than the one that went down; and 3) it was nice to win something for once

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 9, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Good call Hawaiian Geordie!!

    but I dont think it is him we need to thank, the leeches who got us relegated did a good enough job of it on their own.

  • Alan

    Jul 9, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #14

    I’m with you too Hawaiian; a season of lousy performances and overpaid/under-performing players just mailing it in but we blame it on the referee? Really?

  • baro

    Jul 9, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #15

    This ref is full of cock shit


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