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How can you not blame Capello?
He picks the team, he picks the tactics.
He plays Gerrard on the left.
We need a goal - who does he bring on? Heskey the goal machine.
Why was Upson even in the squad? Having him in forces Terry to play on the right and he's never been comfortable there.
I don't think Capello's free of blame at all Eric, but I think the team he put out on the field should have performed a lot better than they did, certainly against the lesser opposition in the group phase. Capello got several tactical decisions wrong, but to blame him solely is wrong in my opinion. The players are just as much to blame, the lot of them were awful. I don't want Capello as manager, I don't think a foreigner should even be allowed to manage the national team, but I don't agree in making him the scapegoat in this fiasco that is the England team.
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i dont mind when managers get tough complex decisions wrong but when they make obvious mistakes its unforgivable.
upson & heskey have never been good enough for england.
i understand we were unlucky with CBs getting injured but Dawson has had a great season for spurs & helped us get 4th.
Upson has been in a struggling west ham team & has regularly made mistakes.