Monday, October 10, 2005
So England qualify for the World Cup! And no sooner have they done this than Sven talks about having a glass of Champagne. Sure, it takes a lot of effort to not earn every single penny of a 4.5 million pounds salary. He's going to celebrate the fact that throughout the qualifying campaign he has not shown a smidgen of imagination, not taken a single inspired decision and managed to make a group of world-class footballers look totally, utterly pedestrian. He has taken a bunch of genuinely world-class players(Terry & Gerrard) and supposedly world-class players(Owen and Beckham) and moulded them into a team that makes Northern Ireland (FIFA ranking : 101) look like world-beaters. That certainly takes some doing. Enjoy the champagne, Sven!