The beautiful game…

I must make it clear that I know nothing about football.  The new England manager/coach does know a lot about football – but he doesn’t spika da English too good.  He says he will learn it in a month.

Kelvin Mackenzie, writing in The Sun, reports: ” Capello says he will have mastered English in a month. That’s rubbish. He will be lucky to put two sentences together by the eve of our friendly on February 6 (after all, Jamie Carragher, the Liverpool defender, hasn’t mastered English yet and he’s 29).”

Mackenzie, settling into his rant, continues:

“At best Capello will speak pidgin English. How can he explain the nuances of tactics when he can’t even spell nuance? What will he do? Point at Rooney and then point at the goal? Point at Robinson and then point at the ball? Point at Lampard and then point at his penis? It’s a farce. The No 2 — who by the way is 70 — will be bloody lucky to be alive by the time the next World Cup takes place.”

Looks like we are going to be looking at 1966 World Cup footage for some time.



5 thoughts on “The beautiful game…

  1. Doing due diligence on a football club last year, I was interested to see a clause in some players’ contracts requiring them to learn English until they had a grasp of it that their employers considered sufficient. As I recall, it was only foreign players who were obliged to do this.

    I also recall feeling something like pity for the players whose wages were a mere £4000 (professional footballers still have their remuneration expressed as a weekly wage) when some of their clubmates were on over £100K. I soon recovered my sense of proportion, though.

  2. There’s a theory that Capello already can speak good English like wot we does, but he was just pretending so that in a month he will look brilliant when he conducts a press conference in fluent English. Of course MacKenzie can speak English, but that doesn’t stop him being an idiot of the highest order, so I don’t see that it makes much difference. He finishes the article by saying that we “have been taken for fools”. That’s alright Kelvin, you are a fool, so you get what you deserve.

    Perhaps I should climb off the fence now?

  3. For the sake of effective communication with his overpaid and under-educated players, I sincerely hope that Senor Capello decides to take his English instruction from the Catherine Tait School of CHAVSPEAK,

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