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Let’s use our heads people!

There seems to be some confusion over what some people thought were harsh and uninformed comments about Fabio Capello.  Listen, I know what a good Soccer mind is and that’s not at question.  I know he won Serie A like 5000 times.  I get it!  Here’s the problem:  What do we know now?

For example:  Liverpool starts there Europa League campaign today.  They saay they’re ready to breakout from this pathetic season.  Do you believe them?  I’m going with what I know…they’ll have a hard time.

Real Madrid is gunning for another United player and all I can do is go with what I know.  They’re a bad version of the Yankees in Soccer.  They can collect all the talent in the world and it won’t matter.  Do you REALLY think they’ll catch up to Barca?

So, when Fabio Capello creates a firestorm around his English National Team by stripping John Terry of his captaincy instead of being smart and getting the whole team together and doing some “damage control” I can only have one reaction:

What’s happening right now is stupid.  You can tell me he won Serie A 10,000 times and you’d get the same answer from me.  He’s being an idiot NOW.  Not yesterday.  Yesterday he was a genius.  Today…he’s foolish.

Look at Real Madrid.  You can tell me they’ve won LaLiga 5 million times (I’m not looking up the stats by the way) and it won’t matter.  Right now…they are moving in the wrong direction with the wrong intent. 

I can only work off the knowledge I have right now.  Right now they’re trying to cannibalize other teams in hopes of fixing internal problems that they have.  That’s dumb.  What else can we say?

For future.  Let’s think about what’s going on right now.  We can romanticize the past…but that was then and this is now.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Brian February 19, 2010, 12:17 pm

    Not to mention that Capello’s England finished with the second best record of any club in Europe this WCQ. Does that not count under present day coaching? Also you cannot deny that the Terry situation has cooled off since Capello made the decision (thus proving that it was in fact positive “damage control”).

    Before the captaincy decision was made the situation with the media was obviously really, really bad and now the story has basically vanished from frontpage headlines, so I don’t really see how it became much worse. In fact the number of stories about Terry before the losing of the captaincy and after cannot even compared.

    As for Real Madrid…. Can you really say that they are “moving in the wrong direction”. They are only two points back from Barca (the best team in the world and the best Spanish squad ever by the way). If signing Ronaldo, Kaka, and Benzema is “dumb” then I must be the dumbest person in the world because it sounds like smart moves if you ask me. But maybe Gago, Van Nistelrooy, and Raul are better then Kaka, Benzema and Ronaldo.

    By the way didn’t the Yankees win the World Series last year?

  • Randall February 18, 2010, 11:47 am

    Oh, and was it really Capello who “created a firestorm”, or was it Terry himself? I know you obviously have a man crush on Terry, but give me a break!

  • Randall February 18, 2010, 10:54 am

    I think the commenter was just saying you are not providing any rationale for why it is “stupid” to strip Terry of his captaincy. How is that “foolish”? How would leaving him in his spot of leadership have been better “damage control”? What is your reasoning? Isn’t it possible that taking away the captaincy is a form of “damage control”? Just because you say something is foolish doesn’t make it so, you have to explain why and make actyal arguments. That is “what else you can say.”

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