Capello talks (a lot), Lehmann stuff and Nani nonsense
It’s been a day of quite momentous news – Abbey Clancy has had Peter Crouch’s baby, Peaches Geldof MIGHT be in trouble for shoplifting and The Darkness have reformed.
All brilliant in their own way, but as this is a football site we should probably focus on the rather crazy football-based events of the past few days…
Fabio Capello has come out ahead of his side’s comfortable 2-0 win over Wales next week by talking all sorts of gibberish about the England captaincy.
After getting rid of John Terry as England captain for definitely allegedly shagging Wayne Bridge’s-ex, it now looks as though the Italian wants him back as skipper after Rio Ferdinand’s knackered body (which lost him the Man Utd captaincy) let him down again.
“I feel that Terry has been punished enough for one mistake. I need to make a decision about this. It does not need to be captain for one game. It needs to be permanent.
“Terry is also old enough to realise what is expected from the captain of England, the captain of Chelsea and one of the best players in the world. He knows he has to be trusted.
“At the same time, we have to remember that he was always my first choice as captain. Rio was No 2 – until Terry’s mistake.”
That means Terry is back as captain, right? Capello’s English isn’t great, but it can’t be that bad.
Anyway, The Telegraph reckons the former-best-manager-ever is off to Manchester to tell RioFerdy5 the bad news as we speak.
Equally as interestingly, the Italian has this to say about Jackie Wilshere in The Sun:
“He will be England captain one day, Jack Wilshere needs more caps but he is a real leader.
“I saw how he spoke with the referee and how he spoke to the other players. It is difficult to find someone so young with such a big personality.
“I remember two defenders, Paolo Maldini and Franco Baresi, and one attacker, Raul, who was 19 at Real Madrid, but for personality and confidence on the pitch, he is the best young midfielder I have seen for his age.”
Nice one, Jack.
Also, the brilliant Jens Lehmann is on his way back to Arsenal until the end of the season. Speaking to German newspaper Bild he said this:
“This time I’m looking forward to being in a back-up role and will look to support Almunia. We can still win the title.”
Whether Arsenal’s goalkeepers will resume their hate/hate relationship and continue to communicate through glaring stares and nipple twists remains to be seen.
Oh, and Nani wants to renegotiate his four year contract after just 12 months of reasonably decent performances and some crying. Good luck with that.
OH! And that guy who got sent off for tackling a streaker got his red-card rescinded.
Let us know what you make of some or ALL of these things below…