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James Lawton: England are the laughing stock again

Published 09/02/2012 | 05:00

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.

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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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