England’s all dressed up

So on monday, England and Mexico played a friendly match, and honestly, I have no idea who won.  Nor do I care.  What did interest me is these pictures, taken during the game. They are of David Beckham, John Terry, and Frank Lampard all dressed up in their finest designer duds. Why were they on the sidelines all dressed up instead of on the field? No idea.  But here is hotness:

I hope you all enjoy that picture!!  I’m going to see if I can find more of that match.  Keep your fingers crossed!!



England’s just so lucky

In yet another show of how awesome their luck is, England is now suffering from the possible loss of their starting left-back, Ashley Cole.

Cole, who currently plays for Chelsea, limped off the field in the second half of Wednesday’s game.

It was revealed on Thursday that Cole has suffered a fracture of his left ankle, and will sit out for approximately the next three months.

Although he should, theoretically, be back in mid-May, that maybe too tight for England.  It would give Cole only a month and a half and a handful of games to get back into top game form.

It Cole doesn’t make it back, his under-study, Wayne Bridge may have to take his spot.  This may complicate things even more for England, as having Bridge and John Terry  in the same locker room may prove to be too much.

Terry, who had an affair with Bridge’s girlfriend, has already been stripped of his captaincy, but is still first-choice on the team.

Stephen Warnock of Aston Villa currently pushing hard to be promoted above Bridge, who has been plagued by injures and poor form at Manchester City this season.

Poor, poor England.  I may not be cheering for them, but I do hope their luck gets a little better soon!!


The Terry Affair

So if you’ve been watching any kind of international sports coverage, you’ll have seen the news about England Captain John Terry being removed.  The 29-year-old Chelsea captain and midfielder has been England’s captain since August 2008.

He was removed on Friday, February 5th, a week after a married Terry lost a High Court battle to ban publication details of a four-month affair with Vanessa Perroncel, the ex-girlfriend of England teammate Wayne Bridge, and mother of Bridge’s child.

In a statement released on Friday, England coach Fabio Capello said, ““As a captain with the team, John Terry has displayed extremely positive behaviour. However, I have to take into account other considerations and what is best for all of the England squad. What is best for all of the England team has inspired my choice.”

When I first heard this story, I didn’t know why he’d been removed, only that it had been due to happenings in his personal life.  First, I was confused as to why his personal life was so important, and then dumbfounded as he was stripped of his captaincy.

Reading on the why, I can understand why the coach felt the need to remove him.  When the captain of the team has a prolonged, secret affair with another teammate’s girlfriend, it puts the entire team at odds.  If you can’t trust your captain, how can he lead you??  If you can’t trust your teammate, how can the team work as one unit??

As great a player as Terry may be, if the team is unwilling to follow him, he has no choice but to step down and allow them to follow someone they trust.  I just hope he hasn’t lost all chances at playing with the team, which is a possibility if Bridge feels he can’t play with him and the team backs him.

Rio Ferdinand, the 31-year-old Manchester United central defender has been chosen as the new captain.  Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will take over as vice captain.

I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the team can work with each other, bad feelings or no.  But I can tell you right now, if it was me, I’d have kicked his ass and had him removed.  But that’s just me.

Good luck, Terry!!  You might need it.