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by TALKSPORTrules (U4305119) 08 August 2009
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WHY oh WHY have we picked this useless clown yet again for a meaningless friendly? So we are going to fly him halfway round the world just to play in a mickey-mouse match, so he can get his usual 2 minute cameo for a token cap. His last 20-30caps have not been earned and his only desire now for playing International football is to beat Peter Shilton's record so he can go down in the history books.

However true football fans like myself will know that the reality is that he is just an attention seeking clown. How can he be put in the same class of players as Shilton, and the late Bobby Moore and Billy Wright?

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posted Aug 10, 2009

Of course Beckham's congratulating Donovan. There's a camera pointed that way.

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posted Aug 10, 2009

Best article in years, I agree 100% but you're wasting your time. Most of the people who respond to this article are infatuated with the clown. He's been rubbish for at least 6 years now. So he might, maybe produce one good cross or free kick per 5 games, or more. THAT'S NOT A GOOD ENOUGH REASON TO AUTOMATICALLY PICK HIM FOR THE NATIONAL SQUAD !!!!

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comment by Rob (U7679283)

posted Aug 10, 2009

Beckham is in the England squad for the 2010 world cup, regardless of where he's playing, how old he is, how useless he's become or how fit he is and we all know it. It's pathetic.

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posted Aug 10, 2009

football fans like yourself? For starters he has had 100 starts. Snd letmetell
you....u know nothing. Real England fans witness and remember his contribution at all times. He is one of the best players to have on the bench in the world.if not THE best. If we r struggling to break down and get chances against superior playing teams like Spain...and on 70th minure we bring on Becks...what a lift...letmetellyou...watch it hapen! He will have an impact and I hope the unquestionable England legend true fans know he is!!

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posted Aug 10, 2009

funny how after Milan he is the only player ever to have played the 3 big derbies in the 3 biggest football leagues. And he made an immediate impact when he arrived at Milan and was praised by team mates and manager...and Capello the man who has no sentiment keeps him ...I wonder why u fools? Maybe because he has passion,a hunger and a special talent that few in the world have ....viva beckham...viva England...

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posted Aug 10, 2009

I'll admit the way he's treated his MLS club has disappointed me in recent months, but I'm always happy to see him in an England shirt. He still has a lot to offer the national game, even at his age. We don't need to wheel him out for EVERY international, mind. Save him for the relative minnows so we don't injure the first 11 in crunch matches.

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posted Aug 11, 2009


Capello is right to have Beckham in the squad on the same basis that he is right to have Crouch in the squad too. Both offer a different kind of option.

Should we be a goal down facing a ten man defence... like Italy!... then throwing on Becks and Crouch will give us another approach.

In a one off situation like that it might do the trick but it is highly unlikely that we will be even close to winning the World Cup playing like that against the likes of Spain, Brazil, Holland, Germany etc.



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posted Aug 11, 2009

it is interesting to see that Beckham is still hugely popular in the States

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Ian, what exactly are you on about. Beckham's popularity base in the US has always been 14 year old girls. The booing has just now come to the surface but
the feeling has been there since day one. His time in America is nothing more than a marketing campaign. It doesn't matter if it is the lowly LA Galaxy, AFC Wimbledon or Boston United You're either committed to the club or not.

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posted Aug 11, 2009

i think the problem for him is that he wants to be commited to LA Galaxy, but if he does that then he'd be giving up his england career. I guess that when he moved he either predicted that it would have no impact or that he wouldn't have a shot at playing for england anymore wherever he played.

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posted Oct 14, 2009

regarding mr beckham,and one small reasson why we should play our centurion; i always remember players who came up against paul ince when he played for wolves; they used to say "here comes the guy, at me, who's poster i have had on my bedroom wall since I was 12, holy cow! he's going to make me look like the child that I am!!"

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