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Rio Ferdinand Slags Off Newcastle But It’s He Who Is A Disgrace

8 years ago

The arrogance of modern football players, particularly a hardcore of the current England set-up, knows no bounds.

They think normal rules don’t apply to them and that when their own actions are so offensive, they then have no credibility and no rights to criticise others.

Rio Ferdinand is the latest and in the Mail has called Newcastle United a disgrace for only fielding one English player against Manchester City;

“Having so few English players in the Premier League diminishes the English team. Look at the Manchester City game against Newcastle and there was barely an English player on the pitch, 3 out of 22 starters, that’s a disgrace.

If you look at it and ask whether there should be a stipulation that you have to have a minimum who are English, even just in your squad, I think that should happen. If you look at a lot of teams there are England players who aren’t playing for their clubs and yet we are hoping to go to a World Cup and do well.”

I suppose this is a totally different Rio Ferdinand to the one who has a personal life that makes teammate Ryan Giggs look like a model family man and who got an eight month ban for not taking a drugs test, by his own actions letting down Manchester United and especially England, as he missed the entire Euro 2004 finals.

The conduct and lack of professionalism of players such as Ferdinand, Lampard, Rooney, Terry, Gerrard and Cole is why so many of us have at best ‘switched off’ where England are concerned, or in a  lot of cases the public despise the ‘elite’ players representing our country who have forced them into a position where it is very hard to want England to win. Not that there”s much chance of anything significant being achieved by this set of chancers who rarely show their club form for the national team and even if the do, none of them are half as good as they think they are.

The idea of anybody supporting Newcastle supposed to feel any guilt about how many, or few, English players we have is just ridiculous.

Would we like more English players? Yes of course but tell me where the decent ones are and of course I mean decent in every sense of the word.


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