Tuesday, May 18, 2010

News of the Three Lions

Rio Ferdinand, a 31-year-old Manchester United central defender, has been tapped as the newest team captain for the Three Lions. England’s National Football team just had an upheaval of its roster as far as team leadership goes due to John Terry’s behavior off the pitch. Head coach Fabio Capello most likely feels that in order to keep the team focused on the game and to get the nation appeased quickly, he needed to take control of the situation. Instead of letting everyone chime in with their opinion, or hearing what the press would end up blowing the situation into, Capello showed he’s a decisive boss and bumped Terry out of the post. I was excited to read all this news the other day on my wild blue internet as I’m a huge soccer fan!

Unfortunately, Ferdinand is serving a four-game ban at the club level for elbowing Hull's Craig Fagan, but it’s almost over with. He and head coach for Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson have appealed the ban but it was overturned. Ferdinand has also been beset by a back injury this season, missing games for both the national team and United.

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard, also slowed by injuries this season, will move up to vice captain.

"When I chose John Terry as captain, I also selected a vice captain and also named a third choice. There is no reason to change this decision," Capello said.

This is a guest post by my buddy Adam Richards


Dhemz said...

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