Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
A Funny Way With English
Telegraph, May 28th, 2008 3PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Five months into the job, England coach Fabio Capello conducted his first press conference in English Tuesday, with some interesting results. According to Jim White, he may already have introduced a new phrase into the language.
 
When Capello was asked who his captain would be for Wednesday's game against the U.S., he replied, "John Terry. I think is good decision for John Terry after no nice Wednesday." White says that "as a euphemism for what happened to Chelsea in Moscow last week, 'no nice Wednesday' will surely catch on. Avram Grant could describe the day he was sacked as 'no nice Friday' or Sven-Goran Eriksson refer to the owner of Manchester City as 'no nice man.'"
 
He also referred to Chelsea midfielder "John Lampard," rather then the usual Frank. "But with Capello it is hard to know whether the slip was deliberate or not. Perhaps, far from being in awe of England's 'untouchables' as certain of his predecessors were, the new man simply wanted to prove he wasn't even on first-name terms with them."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Real Beats Barca to Promising Youngster    
Real Madrid has beaten Barcelona to the signing of promising youngster Marco Asensio, in what Spanish ...
Guardiola Hopes Messi Stays at Barca     
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he hopes "with all my heart" that Lionel Messi ends ...
Man City, Bayern Fans Persist with UEFA Protest    
PA Sport reports that Manchester City and Bayern Munich will continue their "Respect ... Fans" protest ...
Report: Sony to End FIFA Partnership     
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony will become the second official FIFA sponsor to decide not to ...
Arsenal Fails to Register Giroud for UCL     
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be forced to sit out the Gunners' crucial UEFA Champions League ...
Koeman: Saints Can Finish Top Four    
Southampton coach Ronald Koeman insists his team can remain in the Premier League's top four following ...
Mourinho Downplays Di Matteo's Chelsea Success     
Jose Mourinho refused to be drawn into a comparison with former Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo, ...
Report: Barca's Vermaelen May Need Surgery     
Goal.com reports that Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen could require surgery to cure the hamstring injury that ...
Messi's Top Ten Records    
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, who became La Liga's all-time leading scorer (253 goals) following his hat ...
Rodgers Admits His Future Could be in Doubt     
Brendan Rodgers admitted that he could be fired after Liverpool slumped to a fourth successive defeat ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives