Saturday, January 23, 2010

Getting Another Dose of Becks

What has it been, a week or two without any David Beckham items on this blog?

Time to fix that!

Here is a link to an item in which Becks unburdens himself. Well, as much as a person who is more a commodity than a person can unburden himself.

Becks says he is OK with the prospect of falling short of Peter Shilton's record for appearances with the English national team. Shilton racked up 125, and Becks is at 115, and even if he somehow manages to insinuate himself into the England lineup for its run-up matches to South Africa 2010, as well as for however long it lasts in the World Cup ... it seems unlikely he will get 10 matches.

And then it is beyond difficult to believe he ever will be called back into the England side, considering he is 35. Though I suppose fantasists could imagine him being part of the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. If he somehow produces something resembling his old form this summer.

Becks says he expects Wayne Rooney to be the key player for England at South Africa 2010.

And he said his role for England is to do anything that Fabio Capello asks him to do. Which is exactly what the man ought to say, considering his age and diminishing physical skills.

I'm sure it won't be the last we will hear from Becks between now and June 11. We wouldn't have it any other way.

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