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The Swede is not a turnip
Sven Goran Eriksson
Member Name: Zmugzy
Sven Goran Eriksson
Date: 20/06/06, updated on 07/05/09 (126 review reads)
Advantages: Guaranteed a quarter final and Italian style monotony
Disadvantages: Shouts too much on the edge of the pitch
Sven has done rather a good job as England manager and he simply doesn't deserve all the stick that he gets from the English media and commentators. Just because he's a foreigner, wears glasses and has a large forehead... he does't deserve all the abuse. And so what if he did have it away with his secretary... who wouldn't if they were offered it on a plate at his age?
I think a lot of it is also to do with a certain jealousy of Sweden as a nation. It's simply a better country and people there a more sensible. They don't get mixed up in World wars for example nor suck up to the USA. And if you take into account the size of their population compared to England they are much more successful at sport than the English.
With Eriksson England have reached the quarter finals in two major tournaments which is about right if you consider the quality of the team during this time. And it's not his fault if he has a team full of over paid pampered spoilt brats who are more occupied with their hair dressing appointments and doing soft drinks adverts when they should be rehearsing their penalty taking.
In the last World cup England were only eliminated by Brazil because of a flukey Ronaldiho goal and Seamen slipping on his pony tail. And then there was the disallowed goal because Shearer did a karate chop on a defenders neck if I remember correctly. Otherwise we would have gone on to thrash Germany in the final.
And in the European Championships we lost to Portugal on penalties and a perfectly good goal that was disallowed because the referee had obviously had big bet on. We would have gone on to defeat Greece in the final by simply playing more boring football than they did.
So leave the poor Swede alone... he only gets about £4 million a year.
(please note there is a Dooyoo Bug and although I checked Yes to recommended, it was displaying "no")
Summary: The Swede is not a turnip