March 14th, 2010

cameron Microsoft(plaidphoenix)

It's not like England was ever anything more than a long shot, really (weeps)

Anybody know if this news re: Ashley Cole* and his damn ankle (but at least it's not a metatarsal, for variety's sake) is likely to be reliable? I mean, it's been reported in precisely ONE media source so far and that source seems to be relying heavily on anonymous quotes. Said quotes could be true or could be something the guy who rakes the leaves at Stamford Bridge made up because a reporter was offering cash. What's News of the World's reliability record with sporting scoops? And if true, any thoughts on how Capello can (or possibly can't) get around it?

* It's not like I'm a tremendous fan of Cashley as a person, but I must admit he's damn good at his job. And if England got rid of all the players for whom I'm not a tremendous fan of their personalities, they'd be fielding a ghost team.


David Beckham Out Of World Cup After Breaking Achilles Tendon For Milan Against Chievo

AC Milan have confirmed that David Beckham has broken his left achilles tendon, and will be out for a minimum of three months, thus ending his Serie A season and ruling him out of the World Cup barring a miracle.

The midfielder suffered a crack in the foot in the closing stages of Milan's 1-0 win over Chievo at San Siro on Sunday night.

Beckham pulled up in the centre circle under no pressure with just minutes remaining and immediately signalled to the bench, hopping towards the touchline on his healthy leg before collapsing to the floor in agony.

The 34-year-old was close to tears as he was treated for at least five minutes on the touchline, and the bad news of a broken achilles tendon has now been confirmed.

Becks infamously almost missed out on the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan after breaking his metatarsal close to the tournament.

It will take an absolute miracle for Beckham to go to South Africa as he is not expected to be back until the middle of June, at which point the tournament will have already begun.

it must be absolutely awful for any player to injure themselves this close to the world cup