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#1 Dirty Harry

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:24 PM

what a wicked and spitful c he is

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#2 mistermagic

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:29 PM

As good as he was, and he was very, very good in his prime, no way was he more of a leader than Beckham.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:32 PM

Its a total nonsense because in my lifetime I don't recall there ever being an England captain of 10 years... not even the white ones.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:34 PM

Arrogant prick



#5 This Charming Mike

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:51 PM

He seems to have forgotten about Paul Ince and Rio Ferdinand ...



#6 NotAtAllNeutral1

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:53 PM

Has Rio Ferdinand ever been captain for England?

Beckham, then Terry, then Gerrard no?

#7 Ebeneezer Goode

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:56 PM

Ince and Rio have both been captain 7 times.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:58 PM

Has Rio Ferdinand ever been captain for England?

Beckham, then Terry, then Gerrard no?

No. Beckham, then Terry, then Rio and then Terry again, then Gerrard.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:07 PM

Fucking arse.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:07 PM

This makes my blood boil. So the England managers during that time were racist then?

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:11 PM

Fucking arse.

 

That's still just a rumour, remember.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:26 PM

I hate racism as much as anyone else but it infuriatese just as much when someone pulls the racism card. Classless ****.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:45 PM

With a headline like that he comes across as a bitter and self-pitying. 



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:49 PM

Sol Campbell was a very solid defender for England in his day and will be fondly remembered for his work rate but it has to be said that his argument here is pure bollocks.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:50 PM

I wish people would stop buying celebrity hardbacks. 



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:24 AM

Spot on. He has a book to sell and there's no easier free publicity than by making a contrived controversial statement. Doubt he actually believes what he's written.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:45 AM

Its a total nonsense because in my lifetime I don't recall there ever being an England captain of 10 years... not even the white ones.

Welcome back Graham! :)



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:55 AM

Cheers.

 

EDIT How do you know my name? :)



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:16 AM

Cheers.
 
EDIT How do you know my name? :)


He's a creep.

Welcome back anyway!

#20 Jack (Big Dave™) Bauer

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:38 AM

As good as he was, and he was very, very good in his prime, no way was he more of a leader than Beckham.


You think Beckham was a leader?

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:46 AM

Yes.

 

Just because he didn't take his dick out and wave it about while screaming "I am he-man, hear me roar" on the pitch doesn't mean he wasn't a leader? Beckham could grab hold of a game when England weren't playing well and drag us through. History will show that he was a good captain in an overrated team.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:20 AM

Didn't the FA take the captaincy away from John Terry due to the racism allegations and pick a whole host of black players for England?

 

Hardly the sign of a racist organisation..



#23 Jack (Big Dave™) Bauer

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:21 AM

Yet you never saw David Beckham speak much on the pitch did you?

I'm a massive fan of the guy, but he was no leader in my opinion...

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:48 AM

There is being a leader and leading by example. The two are totally different. Beckham wasn't a leader of men, but more someone who could energise people leading by example. Incidentally its something that Gerrard does neither of as far as England are concerned. For Liverpool he is great, for England he is not captain material whereas Beckham could get away with it by leading by example, but even he was not captain material IMO. I would prefer a leader of men, someone more of John Terry's ilke to be captain... but being captain is a dying art nowadays so its no surprise you see so many strikers with the armband, it is virtually meaningless other than a status symbol. There are very few true captains left in the modern game.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:59 AM

He was better than Terry.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:10 AM

 

As good as he was, and he was very, very good in his prime, no way was he more of a leader than Beckham.


You think Beckham was a leader?

 

Yes.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:57 AM

Can't believe the indignation here when as others have said it's clearly to sell a book.  :rolleyes:



#28 Ebeneezer Goode

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:06 AM

People crying wolf doesn't help the broader issue though.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:20 PM

As good as he was, and he was very, very good in his prime, no way was he more of a leader than Beckham.


You think Beckham was a leader?
Yes.

Why?

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:39 PM

Watch the Greece match and then tell me Beckham wasn't a leader.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:54 PM

People seem to think being a leader involves screaming loudly at people for the cameras to see. There is far more to leadership than that.

 

David Beckham did talk to players, I remember various occasions when he came over to smooth things over (the match where Rooney lost it being a prime example) and he was a guy who would grab a match by the short and curly's and get England through it if he had to. That's being a leader. Gerrard never really transferred his leadership of Liverpool onto the international stage and Hargreaves was too injury prone and peaked for England when Beckham was finishing so I would say that, yes, Beckham was a very good captain.

 

As for Campbell's ludicrous allegation, I find them pathetic. I obviously don't have many positive feelings towards Campbell other than thinking that he was a good player but he was never suited for the captain - far too fragile in the face of criticism. You have to have skin like a rhino to be England captain and he didn't have it. But he is the kind of man who can't admit to his own failings so he has to hijack the anti-racism campaign for his own pathetic grievances. Always someone else's fault with that guy.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:57 PM

He's obviously doing this to get back into the public spotlight in order to sell his book.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:04 PM

I've not seen the quotes but perhaps what Campbell is trying to say is there could possibly be a subconscious thought among managers/FA guys that a white player is better to suited to being a captain/leader. I'm not sure if that would be accurate as there's no way to find out, but it's a possibility.

But the way he has gone about making these claims is pathetic.

#34 Jack (Big Dave™) Bauer

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:20 PM

Watch the Greece match and then tell me Beckham wasn't a leader.


I watched the game.

Is that the only game you can think of?

Beckham was probably handed the captaincy because he was pretty untouchable at the time. There were plenty of other players I would have given the armband to before him.

He wasn't captain when he played for us. Why was that?

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:07 PM

Roy Keane you div.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:59 PM

Poor from Campbell really. Nothing to add really.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:08 PM

In my opinion he's a racist himself, as he sits at home counts how people of different skin colours captain teams, manage teams, coach teams, get shirt sponsors etc. Jobs should be given to people on how suited they are for the position, not to make sure sure that my guys get more jobs than your guys, and vice-versa.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:13 PM

whats wrong with people

 

its taken out of context, if you read the whole thing, its not like he's POINTING THE FINGER, he is saying what he thinks and believes, jesus, i hate self righteous pricks on here sometimes, there was an interview on the bbc radio earlier with the commentator talking to someone who was used to work for the FA (forgotten his name sorry), and even he turned around and said yeh if you see what sol wrote, you can understand why he said what he said and why HE believes that, given the time that sol was playing, and what racism was like at that time (was not at its worse AT ALL, but was still there, just under the surface if you will)

 

god, this is the only forum i thought that had a lot of football talk between ADULTS, and all of you are piping up when you already KNOW (unless your fucking stupid) that it was taken out of context, what is actually wrong with you guys?! fuck,  have any of you actually read the whole thing, or have most of you taken your opinion from the quote you see on the paper? what a fucking joke some of you are



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:15 PM

I could of been a smurf if I was blue.

#40 Ebeneezer Goode

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:29 PM

whats wrong with people
 
its taken out of context, if you read the whole thing, its not like he's POINTING THE FINGER, he is saying what he thinks and believes, jesus, i hate self righteous pricks on here sometimes, there was an interview on the bbc radio earlier with the commentator talking to someone who was used to work for the FA (forgotten his name sorry), and even he turned around and said yeh if you see what sol wrote, you can understand why he said what he said and why HE believes that, given the time that sol was playing, and what racism was like at that time (was not at its worse AT ALL, but was still there, just under the surface if you will)
 
god, this is the only forum i thought that had a lot of football talk between ADULTS, and all of you are piping up when you already KNOW (unless your fucking stupid) that it was taken out of context, what is actually wrong with you guys?! fuck,  have any of you actually read the whole thing, or have most of you taken your opinion from the quote you see on the paper? what a fucking joke some of you are


Enlighten us. What did he actually mean.