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by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Feb 8th, 2012 at 10:41:40 AM EST
BBC Sport - Capello quits as England manager

Fabio Capello has resigned as England manager, the Football Association has confirmed.

Capello resigned after a meeting with FA chairman David Bernstein and general secretary Alex Horne at Wembley.

An FA statement read: "The Football Association can confirm that Fabio Capello has today resigned as England manager."

On Monday, the Italian publicly challenged the FA's decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Feb 8th, 2012 at 02:44:36 PM EST
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Harry Redknapp favourite for England job following not-guilty verdict | UK news | The Guardian
William Hill changed its odds on Redknapp becoming England's next manager from 2/1 to 1/2, while Paddy Power's odds moved from 15/8 to 10/11.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Feb 8th, 2012 at 02:47:14 PM EST
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much tho' I want england to win everything, let's be honest, it's never gonna happen. We breed stupid footballers here, good at running and some have a certain animal cunning in their play, but they're never going to challenge the great national teams.

So I'd hate to see another good manager leave an excellent team, especially one he's painstakingly built over 3 years just at the point where they're making a serious challenge in the top 4.

Disclaimer : I am not now, nor have ever been, a Spurs supporter

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Feb 9th, 2012 at 01:35:29 AM EST
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A clever decision, the inevitable humiliation of our performance at the euros would have damaged his reputation as a manager. This way he goes out looking principled and resolute.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Feb 9th, 2012 at 01:32:05 AM EST
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Poll: God's approval rating at 52 percent - Times Union
9 percent disapprove, 40 percent unsure

More than half of U.S. voters approve of God's job performance, according to a new poll, making God more popular than all members of Congress.

The poll -- which was conducted by the Democratic research firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) -- surveyed 928 people and found that 52 percent of Americans approved of God's overall dealings, while only 9 percent disapproved.


The poll also gauged God's handling of specific "issues." When asked to rate God on the creation of the universe, 71 percent of voters approved and only 5 percent disapproved. Respondents were also generally appreciative of God's governance of the "animal kingdom," with 56 percent approving and 11 percent disapproving.

Younger respondents were more critical of God's handling of natural disasters, with those ages 18-29 expressing a 26 percent disapproval rating, compared to 12 percent disapproval among those 65 and older.

The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Wed Feb 8th, 2012 at 04:22:17 PM EST
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