Is the Premier League to blame?

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SyndiGate Media Inc. Two games down and all I heard is my English supporting

friends doing these mental maths and working out how St. From scratch. Football. Contrary to the belief

that the honor of playing for your country being paramount this

revelation does put the old Etonian ethic more than a little out of


My Arsenal fan and friend puts it rather well. Mutually

exclusive. Four, the lack of commitment by the players out-psyched by

playing their mates on the other side, ergo, it blunted the killer


Whenever you do those IQ tests they have that terrible question

about if nine is to sixteen then a rabbit is to something and you have

to guess the something and I hate that question. And all the commentators on the telly on any

channel echoed much the same sentiment. Even as racism continue to rear its

ugly head around the world, the ‘Club’ fixture in England is

more important than those who wear the colors (or their own color) and

therein lies the rub. Three, Roy Hodgson’s gap between strategy and

tactics. One, blame the painted pitch at Manaus.

Two, let the blame lie with the Rooney jinx that survived even after he

finally scored. Argument;

the league is strengthening other countries at the cost of England, both

in terms of money and capability. It is like there is the World Cup on the

one side and there is England’s fortunes on the other. I remember how often I have sat

there doing permutations and combinations of the absurd sort to somehow

get India into the next round of an international cricket tournament

when they are mucking about. George could

still gallop (oh, okay stumble) into the round of 16.

. The illusion is so strong it is actually

invasive. How does England get into the

second round, do we need a couple of newts and a frog or two with a

lizard’s tail for good measure? Some magic potion from our

equivalents of Getafix?

Bikram Vohra

Consequently, the disappointment has to be tempered with

‘reasonable excuse’. What India is to world cricket England is to ????

The answer is simple. And why not, what with 110 players in the 32 countries at the

Cup from the Barclays brigade. Uruguay’s Luis Suarez, for example,

would still be welcomed with love and cheers at John Lennon airport in

the unlikely event he returns to wear Liverpool colors…never mind

Barcelona. If the moon turns to green cheese and

Jupiter is in the seventh house and Gayle gets out early and Kenya beat

Australia by nine wickets we can do it, it’s a doddle.

Finally, let’s get English…but will that drain the magic of

the league? Possibly.

Add to this global invasion of English soccer the new dimension of

dismay being expressed by the players and ex-players about being chosen

to play for England not being such a great thing and it is a pretty sad

state of affairs. “It is all

because of the Premier league, the world knows the players, loves the

teams, has a passion that goes beyond the normal and there is so much

hype that even when they are losing, or have lost, the other countries

have enough club players to create the illusion that England is still in

there fighting. That’s it. The strident call is for

England to find and nurture homegrown talent. Not worth the hassle, not enough money, too much media

attention, constant criticism, life is so much more fun at the Club

level where you are loved and understood even after a beating…there is

always next week when you can pull in the slack. ( ).

Even after it was done and dusted and hope had spread her wings and

fluttered off, diehard fans were saying, there has to be a way, some way

in which we can sneak in.

Copyright: Arab News 2014 All rights reserved. But I do have an answer

to one such equation. Even as England flies back there are 17

guys from Chelsea, 14 from Man U, one less from Arsenal and a round

dozen from Liverpool. France has 10 people who play in England and

Brazil has seven.

Since the league itself has 1,537 foreign inductees the poor World

Cup showing has now sparked a new outrage. The colonization of English football is happily

tolerated, even encouraged. Except now the biter has bitten and probably will go to the

cuckoo’s nest.

The same sort of frenetic exercise has been rife the past week

about England’s chances

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