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This meeting would grant Capello "access to the immense knowledge'' of individuals such as Arsène Wenger, Sir Alex Ferguson and Roy Hodgson, according to the LMA chief executive Richard Bevan.
The FA on Thursday night acknowledged the receipt of the letter which was "in the system'' awaiting action.
The FA stressed that Englandmanager Capello – or his assistant Franco Baldini – was already in communication with managers. Yet a more formal, potentially fruitful interchange is now on offer.
"Capello is a highly respected manager, well liked by the managers,'' said Bevan. "We want to work closely with England.
"There were mistakes made in the World Cup but the feedback I've had from members is 'how do we help the England manager?'
"In the Nineties, managers used to come together and advise the FA. We can help Fabio by ensuring he has the access to a think-tank. These guys know what they are doing.
"One manager said to me that if England want to win a World Cup or European Championship they had to have a club mentality.
"To play with a club mentality the England manager has to understand how a club player ticks, therefore you have to work very closely with the club managers. I want to encourage that.
(I mean idk someone can make one for Defoe too if they'd like except his cheekbones arent as killer as Hunty's)
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Ruud Van Nistelrooy celebrates Oranje-comeback with a goal!
The international career of Hamburg striker Ruud van Nistelrooy appeared to be over when Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk snubbed the prolific hitman for Oranje's World Cup squad. However, the former Real Madrid attacker is now on the verge of a comeback after he was called up for the Euro 2012 qualifier against San Marino to replace the injured Robin van Persie.
"I still feel that I could have been important for the team at the World Cup. I have to admit that I wasn't 100 per cent yet though and that I'm in much better shape now," said Van Nistelrooy in a press conference.
"I respect Van Marwijk's decision and I'm very glad that he has given me a call-up again now. I never expected to make a comeback, but I'm delighted to be back.
"Of course, it's possible that the coach drops me again after the matches against San Marino and Finland. Nevertheless, I will do my utmost to show everybody that I still add something to the team.
"Hopefully, I can keep up my good form until Euro 2012. I know that I'll be 36 years old by then, but you never know what will happen. Look at Andre Ooijer, who played in the quarter-finals of the World Cup at the age of 35. I just want to show what I can do for now."
Netherlands travel to San Marino on Friday night and will face Finland next Tuesday in their second match of the Euro 2012 qualification campaign.
[ IM Happy he's back & hopefully he will play in the Eurocup in 2012! I was totallymelting on the couch yesterday when I saw him and his unshaved face..yum]
Scans today (Saturday) have revealed that Michael Dawson has sprained his left medial knee ligament and one of his left ankle ligaments.
The defender has been withdrawn from the England squad after suffering the injuries during last night's 4-0 European Championship qualifying win against Bulgaria at Wembley and is expected to be out of action for six to eight weeks.
considering how bad it looked, six to eight weeks isn't so bad...i just want him to get better and get back to his :DDDD self.
Following on from media's argument that its time for a new England set-up and put the lamps/stevie debate to rest, which one of these players would YOU pick should FABIO leave one out to give the team more balance?
KEEP IT CLEAN AND HEALTHY
ALSO THIS IS ABOUT THE NATIONAL TEAM NOT CHELSEA VS LIVERPOOL
SINCE breaking into Liverpool’s first team 13 years ago, Jamie Carragher has played alongside all those who have established themselves as modern Anfield greats.
From Steve McManaman through to Fernando Torres, Carragher has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the men who will be revered forever more and seen at first hand what separates the great from the good.
There have been a number of fine teams in that period, but deciding on a definitive XI is easier said than done. Who, for example, leads the line? What formation would get the best out of them? Which men should pull the strings in the engine room?
Typically, though, Carragher – whose testimonial against Everton takes place at Anfield this afternoon – is up for the challenge of picking an all-star line up.
But there is one important rule: he can’t pick himself.
So, with that in mind, here he reveals the identity of a team he thinks would conquer all before them and score plenty of goals on the way. Some choices are predictable, others less so . . .
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The fierceness that is Victoria Beckham has decided to join twatter along with a million other people this week. So lets all stop by and say hi!
Maybe she'll get addicted and get Becks to join ... a girl can dream right? Actually I'm pretty thrilled with just her because I have loved her before I knew David's name!!!
Spain 4-0 Liechtenstein
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