Sunday 25 June 2017

James Lawton: England are the laughing stock again

James Lawton

James Lawton

Fabio Capello wouldn't bend and if such a capacity is what you want in the leader of the England team there is a time and a place when it is best expressed.

This was neither the time nor the place, which means that what we have in place of unshakable principle is something that is hard not to see as betrayal.

The issue, the £6m man refused to see, wasn't about his right to make a certain selection or preserve a particular captain, however weighed down by the accumulated baggage of two increasingly desperate years.

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