|Quoting Pyrex (Reply 4):|
Are you kidding? Screwing around with the English media is Mourinho's favorite hobby.
Absolutely. It always amazed me how people would bite on the stuff he would come out with, when it was as obvious as anything that he was teasing the press. It worked too, no focus on the players who could get on with their jobs, whilst Mourinho could carry on (no doubt pissing himself laughing in private) with his "battle" with a media who simply adored him for making their jobs so easy - "What's he said today? Great, put it on the back page!"
I'd be more than happy to see him become England manager. But equally, I think that it's ridiculous to keep blaming the manager for the incompetence of the players. Eriksson has a world-class record, yet the players would often be abysmal. The media then blamed Eriksson. Sooner or later people are going to cotton on to it being the responsibility of undoubtedly talented but overpaid, pampered, self-interested tosspots who aren't fussed if England lose because they just shrug their shoulders, get back in their Ferraris and back to their mock-Tudor mansions.
It wasn't Eriksson's fault that some of the supposedly best players in the world can't stop themselves from stamping on an opponent. It wasn't Eriksson's fault that people who are supposedly professional footballers are terminally incapable of hitting the target from 12 yards. It isn't McClaren's fault that a supposedly vastly superior set of players don't seem to give a shit about playing for England.
Stop blaming the manager and blame the players. No matter what manager is in charge, the Premier League multi-millionaires ought to be able to beat Macedonia at home even if he plays a 2-2-6 formation. It's time people realised that.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.