October 15th, 2008
QOTD: Rio Ferdinand Says WAGs Equal Fail
‘‘If I’m honest, we became a bit of a circus in terms of the whole WAG situation…We got caught up in the whole thing. It seemed like there was a big show around the whole England squad. It was like watching a theatre unfolding and football almost became a secondary element to the main event…People were worrying more about what people were wearing and where they were going, rather than the England football team. That then transposed itself into the team.”
- Rio on one of the reasons England was utter crap in the 2006 World Cup.
Do you agree?
While it’s certainly nice to see Rio pulling up his socks and acknowledging the situation, we can’t help but feel WAGs or no WAGs, our boys just didn’t make it work in ’06. Aren’t pro athletes supposed to be able to stay focused and bring it home regardless of circumstances?
Then again, perhaps the sight of your wife stumbling in completely sloshed, singing show tunes and collapsing into a pile of £10,000 worth of shopping bags at the hotel would put off the most die hard of mental hardmen.
Any hey, England may have sucked in the WC, but the shenanigans during that summer inspired us to start Kickette. So it all works out in the end.
We kid, we kid.