Yesterday it was confirmed that David Beckham will be out for 4-5 months following his injury sustained whilst playing for AC Milan. That surely means he won’t be heading to South Africa to play in what would have been is final farewell to World Cup football.
So no Becks and with Aaron Lennon still a major doubt, it’s looking quite likely that if Theo Walcott stays fit and continues playing with the attitude and desire he seems to have at the moment, surely he’ll will be on the plane together with Wright-Phillips.
I haven’t watched many England games over the last couple of years unless Theo has been playing. One thing I have noticed though is even when he does play, it’s not very often he gets involved in the game. He had bad press after his last game, but is he really to blame for his poor performances?
In the last game Theo set up a golden chance for Lumps to score but he missed. I wonder what would have happened in that game if Walcott had grabbed an early assist, surely his head would have been up and maybe he would have had a better game.
I’m sad for Beckham, I have always enjoyed watching him play for England but I know many just think he is only ever about himself. The main reason I am sad is that Beckham is one of the few players that used to keep Theo in the game, one of the few players that would pass to him. The England players that play for Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United all seem to bypass him. Rooney is the only one who has a different attitude.
If you don’t believe me, wait until the next time Walcott plays in England colours and watch the game!
No matter what people think of David Beckham, there aren’t many players in the world that can pass as accurately as he can, there certainly aren’t any in the England squad!
So are you glad he’s not going, do you think he is a money grabbing man, only out for himself?
Or like me, are you just a little bit sad you will not be seeing one of the best footballers our country has had in a while?
Talking about being glad, did I laugh yesterday when the news broke about Mr Tango Man getting the sack? You bet I did. I wrote in the post on Saturday that I hope we would put another nail in his footballing coffin; well it seems that we did just that and I am pleased as punch. Maybe a club in the Blue Circle or Square League, whatever it’s called 😉
I hope Hull City follow him to the same league!
Sol Campbell showed yet another decent side to his character yesterday, he agreed to end his pursuit against Portsmouth FC, he has agreed to wait for his money owed to him until the club sort their affairs out and they are no longer in administration. Don’t suppose that Sol is that desperate for £1.5M!
The best bit about Sol Campbell though is he’s a man who has been there and ‘done it’ at Arsenal, he has the medals to prove it! What he can bring to this group of players is something to help them over the line, keep them focused on the job in hand over the next couple of months. He can keep their feet on the ground, give them belief. He may not always be on the field, but being in the changing room, around the squad is just as an important for both him and Arsenal.
Sol is a big man in many a way so I have heard and you never know, he could be another Arsenal player on the plane to South Africa..
Now that would make me very glad and give me two reasons to watch England this summer….
Oh and before I go, Happy Birthday Theo, 21 today..
Have a good day all..