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Should have gone to Becks, save us!

Should Have Gone To Becks, Save Us

The domestic football season is now the equivalent of Princess Di; it was a great ride for a while, but itʼs time to let go. Luckily, we now have the ʽCamillaʼ, the ugly nine-pinter that is the European Championship qualifiers.

Englandʼs participation is hanging by a thread and fingers are pointing at the manager. Danny Mills, Massimo Maccarone, Fleet Street journalists and fans of attractive football have all been quick to put the boot in; but for once, the grinning buffoon deserves a little credit.

It takes a big man to admit when heʼs made a mistake, I know Iʼve made two of the little buggers. McClaren has finally realised that the decision to dump Beckham like a Scottish girlfriend was extremely short-sighted. Goldenballs remains an archetypal, if extremely camp, match-winner in the big game scenario.

I canʼt accept the argument that selecting Beckham is a step backwards as heʼs taking the place of a youngster with a long- term future. The less experienced players wonʼt learn much from watching the finals on television.

McClarenʼs groundbreaking policy of selecting his best players is possibly the first correct decision of a woeful tenure. One swallow does not make a summer though, but it does practically guarantee an enjoyable evening. England will leave Estonia with the win on Wednesday night at a pleasant 2/9.

Ryan Giggs has shocked Welsh football by deciding to hang up his boots. His team-mates will undoubtedly miss his presence in one out of every five Internationals. The Czech Republic are the pick of the weekend punts at 8/11 against a moribund Welsh side.

The Danes and the Swedes once landed a betting coup so great; Harry Redknapp could only look on in earnest admiration. Another draw wouldnʼt be the end of the world for either team; the 9/4 looks a reasonable shout.

Thereʼs a widespread belief that Spain hack up in the qualifiers before collapsing like Lindsay Lohan in the finals. The Spanish are currently four points shy of Northern Ireland this time around, so that theory has fewer legs than Heather Mills. Only a win in Latvia will do for our siesta-sneaking brothers, Iʼll be on at 4/11.

The French are lovers, not fighters; Iʼm not particularly skilled at either. I can spot a value punt when I see one though, France are overpriced at a colossal 8/13 against Ukraine.

Greece are still in a state of shock from the most unlikely result in European football history; they somehow managed to survive the Scouse invasion. The Greeks can practically guarantee qualification by seeing off Hungary at a tragic 8/15.

Last weekʼs accumulator couldnʼt have gone in any quicker without being assisted by Henri Paul. This weekʼs acc is also in the bag; France, Spain, Czech Republic, Greece and a Denmark draw will all oblige at an explosive 16/1.

By Gerry McDonnell


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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday June 1 2007
Time: 4:59PM

Comments

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Get on David Bentley to score the last goal of the game... its a tasty one at 33/1, long shot.
MikeyGamst
01/06/2007 18:04:00
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Not bad, but the bookies always win...
adrianbrfc
01/06/2007 23:01:00
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Especially where Mikey and his wagers are concerned lol!
Hughes Da Man
02/06/2007 00:54:00
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No need for that HDM!!!! was worth a punt if that stupid idiot McCalren had put him on instead Jenas!!!!!!!!!!!
MikeyGamst
02/06/2007 10:12:00
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Sorry Mikey, I apologise profusely (please do not release the hounds AKA the "Maniacs" on me!) I STILL can't believe Stevie Mac didn't give Bents a run out!
Hughes Da Man
02/06/2007 12:23:00
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are friendlies not an opportunity for the manager to try out new players mcclaren doesnt seem to have a clue its a shame cos it would be nice to see bents in the england side!!
durks de rover
02/06/2007 18:07:00
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McClaren did however put the "excellent" Wes Brown on though.... the maniacs will be spared HDM but be warned ;)
MikeyGamst
02/06/2007 19:55:00
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