Charlie English

Posted: August 5, 2010 by thepremierleagueowl in Banter
Tags: Charles N'Zogbia, Mikael Arteta, Manuel Almunia, Carlo Cudicini

As French as an attitude problem?

With the news that Charles N’Zogbia has been called up to the French National team - probably not unrelated to the entire World Cup squad being suspended for a game by the French FA - it’s worth remembering that Charlie is in fact now eligible to play for England. Pre-World Cup, the Wigan winger’s announcement that he had satisfied the residency criteria and was eagerly anticipating a phone-call for Capello was greeted with much badly-disguised mirth. Of course, now that the French want him he’s become a little bit more appealing. A bit like the Olympics…if the Olympics continuously cut-back onto it’s left foot and was wasteful infront of goal.

Other well-known ‘English’ players who qualify for the right to underperform at major tournaments and behave like spoiled children include…

Manuel Almunia - Irrelevant.
Carlo Cudicini - Younger than David James, with better hair.
Gael Clichy - Could have prevented people being exposed to the irony of having to hate, but still cheer for, Ashley Cole - obviously before sharp plunge in form.
Mikael Arteta - Interesting…

Comments
  1. [...] we mentioned a couple of weeks ago here, Mikel Arteta qualifies to play for England through the residency rule. Interestingly enough the [...]

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