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The spineless one handed a lifeline

The spineless one handed a lifeline

'Son of Sven' Spineless Steve has been handed a lifeline, as have England with our Euro 2008 qualification chances.

We all hoped that Israel would do us a favour this evening but few genuinely believed that they would be able to do it, but they did and right at the death to beat Russia 2-1. Spineless Steve must have had his long spoon out last night when supping with Beelzebub...

A point against Croatia now on Wednesday and England will be going to Euro 2008, something that looked highly unlikely just a few hours ago. Sadly - and I do mean this - the Scots will not be joining us - providing we do not screw things up - as they were eliminated after a brave showing against Italy, a game they won 2-1 at the death.

It looked as though this could be the last England squad that both Sol Campbell and David James would be in, but the chances are these two will be extending their careers into one final hurrah - at least - with England on the big stage, all being well.

I have been behind James for the past 18 months for him to be the England no.1 and although it is probably not going to happen Spineless Steve can ill afford any slip-ups, so I just wish he would go for James over Paul Robinson on Wednesday as I do fear a costly error once again coming from Robinson - but that is for another day!

For now as a nation we can thank Spineless Steve for whatever ritual he might have gone through that has not only given England a lifeline but quite probably saved his job too - that in itself might not be something to be quite as thankful for however...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday November 17 2007
Time: 8:29PM

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Comments

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what odds, we still mess up, and the true spineless ones the fa, still don't act...........
VanMan
17/11/2007 20:32:00
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nothing surprises me with the fa mate... for now im going to enjoy the celebrations now and go and have a few more jars i think...
pompeyrug
17/11/2007 20:35:00
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now that was quality drama!
paultsmouth
17/11/2007 20:55:00
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*vomit*
G4L
17/11/2007 21:11:00
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thank god for israel now lets hope coatia only put out a weak team on wednesday.
rooneyisgod
17/11/2007 21:21:00
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have croatia played macedonia yet, and if so, did they win? croatia wont be likely to put out a week side - but we SHOULD beat them, in the same way that we SHOULD have beaten everyone else in our group, by at least 3 goals.
pompeycarpet
17/11/2007 21:45:00
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yeah croatia lost 2-0 but they are already through
rooneyisgod
17/11/2007 21:48:00
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if russia had won, then they wouldnt have been through - so are you sure that they are? and does this mean that we can qualify top of the group now?
pompeycarpet
17/11/2007 21:57:00
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If we beat Croatia by two clear goals we can top the group, he is a luck man.
Owenspompey
17/11/2007 22:07:00
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So we need draw to qualify. Thank fck for that. Listened to most of the match on the radio. Torture. Once Russia had scored they were all over Israel. Amazing how they didn't win it. Out of nowhere & with the only decent attack of the second half, Israel score in injury time. Brilliant. Sod spineless, a good day for the English & hopefully keeps the international careers of Jamo & Sol alive.
storagematt
17/11/2007 22:40:00
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