Post by Vadiation_Ribe on Jan 25, 2018 23:02:46 GMT
www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42824232 "Candidates for the England women manager's job were "unwilling" to take the role because they were "nervous of the scrutiny" they thought would come with it, says Baroness Campbell."
Not surprising at all - thanks British media! Given he's used to a fair bit of scrutiny, that adds a qualification to many more from the men's game.
"I watched him introduce himself with grace and care to every member of the England team. He knew every name. He is a very decent man and I feel really sorry that on his first day of the job he had to deal with this."
Hopefully he'll be left to get on with the job now...
Post by stayingupfor taystokie on Jan 29, 2018 21:42:30 GMT
Its because of the media we will never win a big tournament. The managers get ridiculed for everything. Most people cant even remember phil tweeting them things, and how many actually cared about what allardyce did? Not saying they are the saviours of the national team but it distracts everyone from the job at hand. The players get grief over their personal life. Its more interesting reading which prem star slept with a hooker or what someone said years ago instead of letting them do the job and judge them on performance
What are the main challenges facing the new government? You mean apart from a total lack of political nous and knowledge of the real world? The central problem is the lack of true radicalism. When this country was great, we didn't have the welfare state, a National Health Service or free education. What we did have was an empire, no income tax and a fucking big navy. You don't need a PhD to work it out, do you?
England women 3-0 up v France after half an hour on the red button.
Are France still meant to be the much better team?
It's the only professional women's game I've ever been. England vs France in Doncaster in late 2016, 0-0 and one of the worst games of football I've ever watched. I was really disappointed!
They're on the slide mate. Their good players are getting old and they don't seem to be bringing through younger players of the same quality. I know the French women's league has had quite an influx of foreign players recently so maybe that's something to do with it?
Post by prestwichpotter on Jan 18, 2021 12:26:49 GMT
Did a pretty poor job in truth, always saw it as a stepping stone into a bigger job in male football and to be honest I think that shone through to the players. His new role is basically down to his friendship with Beckham and no more......