Gareth Barry and James Milner were on the golf course in Spain when they got the England squad selection news. Fitting. Image: Warren Little/Getty Images.
Three weeks before kick off, we were starting to get a little panicky about our coverage strategy for England at EURO 2012. John Terry’s recent transgressions, plus questions over his ability to play alongside Rio Ferdinand in central defence raised the possibility of the ex-captain not making the squad altogether. That would’ve seriously impeded our ability to snark over any divisions that *may* occur during the tournament, ya know what we mean?
Then this morning came and Roy Hodgson decided to include JT in his squad and omit Rio. Thus, our strategy is safe.
We seem to be the only people this works for, though. #Hodgsonout was trending on Twitter within twenty minutes of the announcement.
FYI, Kickettes – a few of our staffers are making the trip up to Manchester for tonight’s derby, which means fact/spell-checked stories and drunk tweeting can not be guaranteed.
Otherwise, how’s Monday going over thus far for you?