Monday, June 21, 2010

Less than an Unequivocal Vote of Confidence

Frank Lampard on Fabio Capello:
The vice-captain also said he hoped Fabio Capello would remain as manager even if England failed to qualify for the second round. "Capello isn't to blame," he added. "That's like saying Robert Green is to blame for us drawing with the United States.
For readers' reference, here's Robert Green's most important contribution to the US-England game:

I guess Lampard would prefer to substitute "is to blame" with "had a vital and shameful role in a broader disappointment", which, again, falls well short of saying that Capello's done well.

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