Capello plans for doomsday doomsday
Shared by: hhab2910
28 theSun | WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14 2009 sports - ahead of the game PORTSMOUTH goalkeeper David James may be a target for Premier League champions ‘Golden generation’ tag switches Lamps off Man United in the January IF one thing is guaranteed to ensure a team fails to It seemed faintly logical at the time: these were generation of England players means the former has transfer window. live up to its potential in sport, then it must be when talented players on the home front. predominantly been the case for the last decade. someone calls it “the golden generation”. But domestic class has not been mirrored on the The shock of failing to qualify for Euro 2008 under LIVERPOOL are considering mak- It’s catchy and makes a nice headline, but all too international stage and Lampard yesterday admitted Steve McClaren, however, went a long way to burst- ing a cut-price £1.5m (RM8m) bid easily it can become the ﬁrst stage in a process that the description has been an embarrassment for the ing England’s over-blown self-belief, and under Fabio for Aston Villa’s Emile Heskey in starts in hype and ends in underachievement. England players for some time. Capello the players have learned they will only be January. The striker revealed at The phrase was ﬁrst coined by Portuguese jour- “By calling us that it was almost as if people were judged on results, both individually and collectively. the weekend he was considering nalists to describe a batch of young players led by waiting for us to fail,” the Chelsea midfielder said. “They are very talented individuals but we have leaving the Midlands club to get Luis Figo who won the Youth World Cup in 1989 and “The ‘golden generation’ should only be said once you not made the most of it,” Lampard, 31, said. ﬁrst-team football, thereby boost- 1991. So much was expected of them, but the best have won something. Look at 1966 when they won “We have all held our hands up to that many times. ing his chances of landing a place in they could muster was to be the losing ﬁnalists at the World Cup. That was a ‘golden generation’. So it Now is a great chance. This is not me saying, ‘Yes, we England’s squad for the 2010 World Euro 2004. was said much too early about us. are going to win the World Cup,’ but we are in better Cup ﬁnals. For England, the “golden generation” kiss of death “The whole thing is frustrating for us. We didn’t shape than we have been. was administered by the then FA chief executive make up the term. Once we have finished and “The team is working as a unit much better than MAN CITY are lining up a £20m Adam Crozier in 2001, when he claimed the likes hopefully won something then we can talk about it has done in the past. We have good individuals, we (RM110m) swoop for Brazil and of Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Michael Owen, generations.” are experienced, we have World Cups behind us. Inter Milan full-back Maicon in Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard could win the For too long England squads have veered be- “ The proof will be in the pudding. It is up to us to January and will target Benﬁca World Cup in 2006 with Sven Goran Eriksson at the tween misplaced over-conﬁdence and an inferiority take all those plus points and use them next sum- midﬁelder Ramires if they fail helm. complex. The idea of this being somehow a golden mer.” – The Independent with a £65m (RM358m) bid for Bayern Munich’s Franck Capello plans for doomsday Ribery. ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger is determined to fight off the advances of Atletico Madrid and Seville to retain the services of 19- year-old midﬁelder Fran Merida. GIVEN the sad decline of more re- terday. he has got his kit straight on, and WEST BROM will not be signing cent years it might be considered an He compared Rooney’s personal- he is kicking and ﬂicking the balls former Arsenal defender Sol unﬂattering remark, but when Frank ity to that of the Gascoigne he en- around, walking around and chat- Campbell as they cannot afford Lampard compared Wayne Rooney countered when he was invited by ting to everyone like there is not his wages. to Paul Gascoigne yesterday, he only Terry Venables to join up with the a big game coming up. That is his meant it as a compliment. Once it England squad before Euro 1996. attitude and it rubs off very well. FORMER Inter Milan boss Roberto was Gazza who England could not Then Gascoigne was, as Lampard “He is a one-off. If someone else Mancini is to be offered the Notts afford to be without; now it is Wazza later recalled, the “king” of the did it you would probably criticise County managerial job on a £10m – but tonight against Belarus they England squad. them for not stretching properly. (RM55m) ﬁve-year contract after Ian will have to cope. “The only one like him (Rooney) With Wayne that is what he is. McParland parted company with the An England World Cup finals I remember, and I never played with “He is a very effervescent char- League Two club on Monday. team without Rooney is a situation him, was Gazza,” Lampard said. acter and only certain players can that Fabio Capello will hope he “He had that kind of bounciness give you that enthusiasm that he KARREN BRADY, the former never has to face, although history around the hotel and the dressing has. Some players have it and keep managing director of Birming- tells us he may have no choice. room and it got people going around it to themselves. He gives it out to ham City, is being lined up to He has shaped the character of his him. people around him which is a big help England’s 2018 World Cup team to get the best from Rooney, thing. bid. he has shifted others around so “It (being without Rooney) is a that Rooney can flourish in his “Some players have it huge miss. No one would ever say CHELSEA defender Alex, who has favoured position. He has picked and keep it to themselves. any different, but I’ve seen quite a lot a centre-forward who does not in my career at certain times, if you attracted the interest of Real Madrid score goals – Emile Heskey – just He gives it out lose a big player of course you’re and Bayern Munich, is poised to sign a new long-term contract with the so that Rooney can. to people around him losing something, but it does make London club. The doomsday scenario for which is a big thing “ everyone a bit stronger around that South Africa next summer will be and people have to step up.” SPAIN boss Vicente del Bosque explored today when England’s It was telling that Lampard said has assured Liverpool that he last World Cup qualifier, against “Some people are nervous and, “some players are born to play for will not play striker Fernando Belarus, has to be tackled without having Wayne come round to them England at 17 or 18 years old” a Torres against Bosnia today if Rooney who has a calf injury and to have a chat or make a joke is very category in which he placed Rooney there are any doubts over his will miss his ﬁrst England game in relaxing. He’s the only one. although not himself. ﬁtness. the last nine. It is understood that in “I’ve met a couple at club level After the injuries that Rooney his absence, Capello will pick a very in my career, but Gazza was the big suffered during Euro 2004 and be- NEW Birmingham owner Carson different formation. one. Wayne has been like that since fore the last World Cup it is prudent Yeung will give manager Alex It will not only be Rooney’s he ﬁrst came into the squad. to have a back-up plan – no matter McLeish £15m (RM82m) to spend presence on the pitch that England “He’s one of those that when you how painful the reality would be. in the January transfer window. will miss, Lampard explained yes- get there an hour before the game – The Independent Kalou signs on, Eriksson and was not expecting a call. Support children with Suggestions that Roberto Mancini could Cole set to follow Side-Netting also ﬁgure on a shortlist were dismissed Autism CHELSEA’S need to make as fanciful although a highproﬁle name is do and mend, with a transfer being sought. Sources close to Eriksson window ban looming, was illus- insisted last night that, while he had no trated by a new three-year con- sacking yesterday. Instead ambitions to don a tracksuit and man- tract for Salomon Kalou yesterday. The the former England age the League Two side, he was Ivory Coast international follows Didier coach will stick to still committed to a ﬁve-year Drogba, John Terry, Ashley Cole, John his director of “project” by the river Trent. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia & ADD/ADHD Mikel Obi, Florent Malouda, Hilario and Michael Mancienne in agreeing deals football role and oversee ... as Sweden since the end of last season. Kalou’s the appoint- Linguistic Council is an organization new contract will keep him at Stamford ment of deny Eriksson’s devoted to helping children with Bridge until 2012 and is believed to be McParland’s return special needs. Our programmes are worth around £60,000 (RM330,000) a replace- MEANWHILE the designed to equip teachers, parents week. Joe Cole may become the next ment at Swedish FA brushed and care-givers with the skills player to be tied to the club longer Meadow aside speculation that necessary to identify and support term. He has also been offered a new Lane. It was Eriksson could return to children with learning difficulties. four-year deal. There was further good claimed his homeland to coach news for Carlo Ancelotti last night when County had Sweden where the cur- Diploma in Learning Chelsea discovered that Michael Ballack not compiled rent manager, Lars Lager- will be ﬁt enough to play against Aston a shortlist back, is expected to step Disorders Management Villa on Saturday and could even ﬁgure in Germany’s clash with Finland tomor- tonight though early names men- down shortly. On Sunday Eriksson denied suggestions & Child Psychology row, despite sustaining a ﬁrst-half ankle problem against Russia on Saturday. “It tioned included David that he was poised to follow Platt – who played for Sol Campbell’s example Register for a course preview is not as serious as we had thought,” Eriksson at Sampdoria and defect from the said Ballack. “During the match it was by calling 03-2078 1613/16 – Steve Coppell, County project. aching, but afterwards it was not. It is Gordon Strachan, Iain Unusually, though, pretty ﬁne now though.” Dowie and even Dennis he pointedly Pusat Latihan Asia Pasifik Sdn Bhd Wise. Peter Taylor, the refused to answer (Linguistic Council) No. 57 Wisma AMGM Sven will not replace former England U-21 questions from coach sacked by Wy- Jalan Hang Lekiu Mezzanine Floor McParland as manager combe on Friday, was Swedish reporters who had travelled 50200 Kuala Lumpur SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON will not an early favourite but, this to quiz him about his Tel: 03-2078 1616 be stepping into the manager’s chair www.linguistic-council.com afternoon, Taylor had not future international at Notts County after Ian McParland’s heard from his old friend ambitions.