Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Puyol's giantesque shows up thug Terry

The longer this World Cup goes on the smaller England look as a world football power.

And in Spain's Carles Puyol, we simply do not have a peer.

The European champions recovered from the setback of losing their opening game to Switzerland, by halting the seemingly unstoppable progress of a bright young Germany.

Puyol defended like a lion all game and powered his bullet header into the German net with characteristic aplomb.

A European champion for both club and country, the Barcelona star rose uber alles to thump it past helpless keeper Neuer and steer Spain to their first-ever World Cup Final on Sunday.

He and his teammates will face Holland, who could join Brazil as the only nation to record a 100% record in qualifying and in the Finals.

But for England's squad already on their summer holidays, they look pathetic in comparison. No wonder we went home so soon.

2006 will be recorded as the last World Cup England could've won. Football's globalization is now complete and frankly, we could've been as likely eliminated by Japan or Ghana as much as by Germany or Argentina.

In a nutshell, Spain have Puyol... we have John Terry.

That divisive, bullying, yob-cum-oaf arrived in South Africa deposed as captain because of bad off-field conduct, then produced performances akin to those on Hackney Marshes.

Spain, after years in the doldrums stand on the edge of greatness aiming to become only the third nation to be World and European Champions at the same time.

And Puyol's not even Spain's captain! That's a measure of the depth of their talent and experience. To be honest, half a dozen of Spain's squad could wear the armband with distinction.

One of our immediate challenges as England fans is to put pressure on Fabio Capello never to pick Terry for England again. We will go a long way to rebuilding morale and togetherness in the squad if we never have to put up with that over-rated, disobedient, disrespectful guttersnipe in our midst.

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  1. What a load of bollocks Why oh why is this a John Terry witch hunt, why are you not having a go at Rooney, Gerrard Lampard ? the whole team was dreadful, quite frankly I could not give a S**T what playeds do of the field, dont get we wrong JT was out of order, as was Gerrard having a brawl in a Liverpool bar, Ferdinand missing a football related drug test, which to me is shocking, What if it was John Terry scoring that goal last night ? JT is leader he puts his head in where other would not.....granted he lacks morals, but come one so do most of the England squad, and is Upson or Dawson the future I think not, it would be good to read a sensible well thought balanced outover view on the entire squad not some pathetic rather pointless attack, as for Puyoul and his characteristic aplomb 8 goals nearly 500 games is hardly characteristic

  2. Yes, Rooney and Gerrard also deserve to carry the can, but there is a special kind of treachery and disruption that Terry caused.

    He's a leader - but only on his egotistical terms.

    People forget his England debut was delayed by disciplinary behaviour in his early career.

    As for Puyol, his goalscoring record reflects his role as a defender, not a striker - and as for last night's heroics, cometh the hour, cometh the man.

    Terry's on holiday

  3. Fabio was hamstrung when it came to Terry. We would have done much better if he hadn't been in the squad for the reasons u cited, but what a fuss it would have caused had he not gone to SA! And once he was there dropping him would have led Terry to set off a few grenades so Fabio just couldn't win. Now is the time to drop him from the squad - unless of course he is not the cretin we all believe he is, which I very much doubt! Out of curiosity Jonny, would u rather Villa won the league or England the World Cup? And would u want Villa to win the league if it effected our international hopes?

  4. Tim, I think the question will be answered when Villa wins the cup ...for Spain!!


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