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England Players Deserve What They Get
The Guardian, March 30th, 2007 1:56PM

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England fans booed their own of the field as the Lions walked off the field at halftime with the score tied 0-0 against the tiny, tiny nation of Andorra (whose population is about the size of Wembley Stadium). A harsh reaction, perhaps, especially since the team eventually churned out a 3-0 victory, but the Guardian's Barry Glendenning says England only gets the fans it deserves.
 
Even so, English players were miffed at the abuse they got from the traveling fans. Captain John Terry, obviously restraining himself from going off in the press conference afterwards, said, "We take full responsibility and it's just not fair to hear some of those chants, especially during the game. I said before that during the match we need [the fans] to help us but after 15 minutes we heard some of the things that were being chanted. Every single one of us took it in, and it wasn't nice."
 
He did go on to say that fans pay their money (especially when it comes to traveling long distances) and are entitled to their own opinion, but he asked that they reserve judgment until the end of the game. Glendenning says he has a point, "but Terry should bear in mind that it would be a hell of a lot easier for England fans to get behind their team if they were given something -- anything -- to work with." True, it would be one thing if this was just a single bad performance, but it's been a long time now since Steve McClaren's 4-0 debut against Greece in early September -- the last time many feel England played well together. Read the original story...


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