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Capello wrong about Stephen Warnock

Capello wrong about Stephen Warnock

Something that wrangles on me a little bit this afternoon is a comment that was made, mainly in passing, by England boss Fabio Capello.

His assertion is that Stephen Warnock has improved as a player since his move to Aston Villa.

Now this is not a stab on Villa or his form for his current club, Warnock has been about as reliable and hard working as anyone in the second City.

But it is quite patently obvious that Fabio paid very little attention to his form or his performances when Stephen donned the blue and white of Blackburn Rovers.

Stephen was outstanding during his time at the club, whether he played in his regulation left back spot or in a less familiar central midfield role.

Now, the main point I am trying to make here is that the only thing that has improved since Warnock's move to Aston is the publicity his performances receive - Villa are a higher profile club and are involved in more high profile matches so if Stephen plays well it is noticed more than when he did the same at Ewood Park.

It really annoys me that big footballing figures such as pundits/managers and now the England boss just go with the general consensus or the accepted cliche that gets bandied about.

Stephen Warnock has not improved since he moved to Aston Villa in the summer, he has just maintained the same high level of performance.

I know it is difficult to accept that clubs such as Rovers have/had good players but to give us some sort of credit seems to be on the same level as giving the devil his due nowadays.

I have no doubt that Stephen is a top quality left back and a worthy replacement for Wayne Bridge/Ashley Cole in the England ranks. He deserves a crack at it as he was more than good enough when he played for 'little old us'.

Come on Fabio, I thought you knew better and did your homework.

Why can't people stop being so blind and ignorant?



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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Tuesday March 2 2010
Time: 6:14PM

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My two cents!!!
Mikey Delap
02/03/2010 18:16:00
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Hey up, just popping over from vital Spurs, have to say you're spot on, he was a cracking player for Blackburn. The only thing I can say in Capello's defence is that until this season he's not really had to think about left backs all too much. Ashley Cole was dead cert, followed by Bridge (though I don't rate him that highly personally). I personally think that Capello needs to rethink who he takes to the world cup. Leave the celebrity boys at home and take the likes of Warnock who keeps his head down game after game. I'd be delighted if we won the world cup, obviously, but looking at the paper the next day, imagine thinking to yourself "ergh, John Terry has helped to make me happy".
bernio3000
02/03/2010 18:49:00
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Paul Konchesky is better than Warnock and Baines .....
SUper Yido
02/03/2010 22:16:00
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better......
SUper Yido
02/03/2010 22:17:00
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faster.......
SUper Yido
02/03/2010 22:17:00
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stronger!!!
SUper Yido
02/03/2010 22:17:00
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Two thoughts. First, this means Warnock was justified in leaving the Rovers for the marginally larger stage of AV. Second, as a Yank, I hope you leave Warnock in England for the world cup. The american midfielders do not have the defensive savvy to pick up a forward pressing defender off the flanks.
SoCal Rover
02/03/2010 23:21:00
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the same goes for paul robinson. how has he not been called up yet?
dominator2800
03/03/2010 01:42:00
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The second goal against Liverpool should give you a good idea of why Robinson hasn't been called up.
Teddy_KGB
03/03/2010 02:58:00
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but is he worse than green, foster, hart, and james?
dominator2800
03/03/2010 04:55:00
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