NotCapello

I’ve only just noticed that there’s some international friendlies being played midweek. Well what’s the point of doing that ? Other than filling the F.A.’s wallet to pay for the deeply in debt Wembley of course, but the question still stands – What’s the point of playing this match now when we are knee deep into a season and pretty much nobody (well…mostly the club managers) is interested in these matches. Especially with the ones that England and the Scotia are playing.

I suppose it give the fans a chance to laugh at a team who performed marginally worse than England at the World Cup when they take on France.

It also gives the opportunity for Boothroyd to join Kevin Davis in gaining that one single solitary England cap which will be noted on Wikipedia forever more.

There was a new name called up and he had the traditional reaction upon hearing the news – they pulled out due to injury. As usual though we’ll probably see them fully fit in time for Saturday.
NotCrouchy
There are also a few others missing (the booing) so it will mean a bit of a Keystone Cops/Three Stooges type performance at the back with (probably) Joe Hart in goal… What he’s going to pick Brum’s Ben Foster or West Ham’s Robert Green…? …and the leaky Man U Ferdinand and/or Smalling at the back, with Gerrard and Barry stinking up the place in the middle and Crouchy hitting air shots all by himself up front.

Since this is a faux forgettable and quite possible embarrassing waste of time for everybody, we might as well have some appropriate music…

» This first one is from 1998 and I bet you didn’t know that: “Radiohead” recorded an England song:

The Official England song [NOT!] from Radoihead – Save Us England was written and performed by Mark Oswin, James Griffiths and Jamie Sefton. Directed by Charlie Simmonds.

*Peep Peep*     Half time…

» Ten years after the above WC98 one there was this, a re-worded version of the songGrace Kelly originally sung by the multi-octave Mika. In this England would have been done for Euro 2008 if we had made it…. song the bloke attempts also sound like Mika and nearly cripples himself in the process.

The subject of the song is England’s Brave captain John Terry, beloved by all before him…

And not forgetting…

SCOTIA!» A token Scotia gesture for the Tartan Army who have arranged a tricky home tie against…the Faroe Islands…

I say tricky because not matter who your competition is, you can never let your guard down.
Plus in the last match – a Euro 2012 qualifier they held Northern Ireland to a 1-all draw.

Ok they lost their previous two matches 5-0 and 5-1 but still…

The Scotland boss George Burley Craig Levein will be fielding pretty much a youth team after Gary Caldwell, James Morrison, Chris Burke,Matthew Gilks, Graham Dorrans, Christophe Berra, Alan Hutton, Steven Whittaker, Steven Naismith, Allan McGregor, David Weir, Kenny Miller, Lee McCulloch… are all out because of injury or some other excuse.

“So with all these player crying off it means that Christ Iwelumo was called up then…?”     Err… No.

For you the Scotland fans then we have some bangin’ choons… Some big fish/little fish/cardboard box musical crimes applied to some very familiar Scottish songs…

» Scottish Clubland – Loch Lomond

» Scottish Clubland – Scotland The Brave

» Scottish Clubland – Flower Of Scotland

Och… Just so … on every level.

Hey don’t blame me, I’m only the messenger.

– If you want to catch a half decent “friendly” have a look for the Argentina v Brazil game on Wednesday, kicking off at 5pm GMT.

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