Saturday, May 26, 2007


In a shock move, 92-year-old Sir Stanley Matthews has been recalled to the England squad to face Estonia, after an absence of 50 years. His last international was against Scotland in 1957 at the age of 42.

Defending his decision, coach Steve McClaren said that despite not having been picked by Stoke City for the last 42 years, his composure on the right wing would be a big asset to the team and a major boost to the team's morale following their early exit from last year's World Cup. "The fact that The Wizard of the Dribble has been dead since 2000 has no bearing on team selection at all and I intend to give him a run-out in the first half. Stan kept himself fit and played for fun well into his 70s. He's an example to the lads in the squad. We don't believe his lack of pace will be a problem."

Captain John Terry was unavailable for comment but target-man Wayne Rooney said that he was looking forward to meeting him and especially Lady Mila.

7 Vegetable peelings:

Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

NO, NO, it was David Beckham!

5:15 pm  
Blogger I, like the view said...


(sorry, don't get football, so cona't really make a sensible comment)

6:59 am  
Blogger Dave said...

David Beckham's 92 Vicus?

7:11 am  
Blogger Tennessee Jed said...

I am once again possible way a 92 year old can play a rough sport like that! Is there?

12:02 pm  
Blogger Tennessee Jed said...

Are you saying McClaren's team is that bad they would do just as well or better with a seven year dead man on the line-up?

Am I in the know yet?

12:07 pm  
Blogger Murph said...

Jed, you are cooking with gas!

6:16 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Jed, I think you were almost right with the lat one. And Jed, that's a real dog you're talking too.

1:44 pm  

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