Fabio Capello & The Tabloid Pack Mentality: Fatuous Expectation And Poisonous Condemnation


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. ejh says:

    To which one might add the rhetorical question – does anybody know any actual football fan who expected David Beckham to play for England again?

  2. Allan says:

    Of course the media are going to go after Capello, after all they can’t have their beloved EPL being blamed for England’s poor showing at the World Cup.

  3. Martin says:

    This isn’t news anymore now the Premier League has started again…

  1. August 17, 2010

    […] Fabio Capello & The Tabloid Pack Mentality: Fatuous Expectation And Poisonous “So it is that the love affair between the British press and the Italian comes to an end. England’s friendly match against Hungary last week was what it was – a team in transition playing a mediocre team in a pre-season friendly match – but there was no way that Capello could ‘win’ this match, especially after his response to a leading question over the future of Sir David of Beckham. The press were looking for a reason to stick the knife into Capello and twist it and this question coupled with his answer to it gave them all the ammunition that they needed, although no-one has yet indicated the real reason why this may be.” (twohundredpercent) […]

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