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My England Thoughts – With Video!

Good evening fellow England fans, and also good evening to all foreign fans who watched tonight, and laughed. Yup.. We laughed too…

This is a rant post. Don’t read it if you don’t like rants.. but DO watch the video at the end of the post.. Its hilarious! ­čśÇ – Also feel free to comment. I’d be interested in hearing others views (note you can log into my blog using ur Facebook, MSN, Twitter or Gmail account!!!)

First of all, I rate Capello. He won the league with Real Madrid (twice) and both times got sacked for playing boring football. Sound familiar? The reason I rate him, is he’s very intelligent. He has faith in players, he likes to give them freedom to shine, and he rewards them for doing so. However, this is very obviously not the English way….

I think it’s obvious who the big let downs were… Heskey (Capellos fault for playing him?), Rooney (Given freedom, did nothing) and Gerrard (Captain and fell under pressure). Now, Capello gave Gerrard and Rooney freedom to be skillful world class players, but what actually happened (which I found quite interesting) was that both players fell to pressure, and proved they were not good enough to play out of position or to shine without the rest of the team to help…. This is VERY interesting, as compared with some of the other top players in the world, they suddenly look like one trick pony’s!

Now what’s the answer? Ok Capello can play them in position. That would help, a LOT, but we then still have big weaknesses which no manager is going to be able to resolve. The lack of English home grown skillful players is beginning to come out in full force. Our England team has been getting worse and worse since the likes of Beckham, Scholes, Owen (back in the day!), Sheringham and Shearer retired… (I know Owen hasn’t retired but he’s still not the same player..) – Who’s replaced them?

Wright-Phillips? Can run but just not enough skill in the tank or class on the ball
Lennon? Similar issue
Walcott? Oh wait, the manager didn’t even pick him!
Heskey? Defoe? Crouch? Hardly the class we need!

It’s a sad day because it’s a day us England fans have seen the REAL England… A lot of teams make our players look good, and today a very bad team made our players look awful.

What’s worse is the reputation is now damaged. What can we do against Slovenia to change this blog post…? Winning even 3 – 0 may not be enough to give us faith in the squad…

Today however, is a VERY happy day to be a Leeds fan. We thought it was tough watching our team under perform? We’re now watching a team show their true selves and there’s nothing anyone can do! That’s a bit worse!

Finally: Rooney aggressively insulted the England fans for booing at the end of the match… Rooney needs to wake up and smell the air, and stop being such a scummy git!

I promised a video.. This was just to cheer everyone up… Sorry about the quality but it is absolutely hilarious!!!!

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The Unluckiest Month Ever?

This month is starting to really turn unlucky for me!

It started off with a cash game at Alea’s in Leeds. As a 98.3% favourite on a flop of AK3 (rainbow) where I held AK against AQ in a ┬ú375 pot, the turn was a J and river was a T… One of the only 3 combinations of cards I could lose to.

Then online it got no better, with some absolutely huge outdraws over and over again. In 4 long sessions of poker every premium hand lost (or picked up the blinds pre flop)… Including sets..!

Then this weekend, I bet on Chelsea who go 1 – 0 against Man City in the opening minute, miss a penalty and lose 2 – 1… Then I bet on spurs against an injury ridden Everton. Spurs go up 2 – 0, Everton make it 2 – 2 in the last 2 minutes.. Then spurs miss a penalty in injury time to win it.

So as you can see, I’ve been pretty darn unlucky!

Now the positives.. I haven’t made a loss in anything! The poker buy-in was paid for by winnings, and the bets on the footy also from winnings of previous bets. Bankroll management in Poker is incredibly important but also in general life! Many people will have a bad run and go bankrupt, so at least I’m┬átreading┬ásensibly and even with my incredibly bad run, I still have plenty held back for my Vegas roll!

Something has to happen soon for this luck to turn around. With the B-1 Visa Interview on Thursday, I think that would be pretty darn good timing… Don’t you?!

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