Posted 1/7/2012 17:44 #229176 Subject: David Beckham
As soon as he wasn't selected for the Olympic team I expected the Beckham haters to pour out of the woodwork, what is it with these people? He's one dimensional, slow, lazy etc; etc. I'm sure that I'm not on my own in appreciating how much of the field he covers/covered, and how quickly he regained his position after spells of defensive work.
I am sad that he was not selected, he is still a wonderful ambassador for the game, his partnership with Gary Neville was very similar to that of Waddle and Nilsson, some folk know nowt about football.
Posted 1/7/2012 18:13 #229178 - in reply to #229176 Subject: Re: David Beckham
agreed Becks will always be one of the true GREATS of the modern game. forget how much of the pitch he does or doesn't cover (which in my opinion is easily enough) he was in the right place to stick a first class ball in the box 99% of the time. If he was not put in the team for his crosses and ability to switch the play from 40-50 yards or his canny ability to lazily? get in the box to score his fair share of goals - then how about the fact he was and probably is still the best striker of a dead ball the game has ever seen. so mant times the entire team put in under rap performances and were being held or worse to Albania and the deaf school from down the road and Becks would pull a 30 yard free kick out of his arse and spare the blushes again.
in conclusion any English football fan that can't see the immense things Beckham has done for the English game needs their head read!
( this is my personal opinion don't hate me for it - any hate mail will be returned :)