as i write this, football focus is on bbc1 and reporting on the news about john terry having had his england captaincy removed.
it's a very messy story with lots of people involved which will probably run and run. but it's interesting to see how the people involved have reacted to the story. mark lawrenson said today how surprised he was that john terry's people didn't advise him as soon as the story was out that he should resign. terry obviously felt he'd done little wrong that would affect his role as england captain. what about honesty? integrity? teamwork? trust? it says an awful lot about what terry values as his priorities in himself and others
i'm pleased he's not the england captain right now and i'm pleased the england manager fabio capello has made this decision.
lawrenson also said you have to be seriously squeaky clean to be an england football team captain; not a bad aim for the rest of us too, isn't it?