Saturday, 18 August 2007

Grow up, England

Good luck to Manchester City against Man U tomorrow. Though it's going to be tough, to say the least. As one City fan delightfully put it on the BBC this morning: "We do tend to struggle against teams in the bottom half of the Premiership!" In particular, I hope that Sven Goran Eriksson rapidly re-gains the respect he deserves as a manager following the pasting he took from press and fans alike at the end of his England tenure. It says a good deal about the sheer childishness of much football newsmongering that a coach who achieved the highest point percentage of all time in major tournament matches for an England manager could be called "a disaster" by a series of senior columnists. Grow up, England.

1 comment:

Eddie Robson said...

I agree entirely, it's baffling that Sven was considered so useless when he got England to three quarter-finals - which is about as well as England ever do in tournaments that aren't on home soil, and we've often done a great deal worse. It's true that he never had that extra something to take England further, but what he is is an excellent league manager and I think respect for him is already building pretty fast.