UK time is: 18:41:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Capello Impressed By Downing

Stewart Downing has been given an international boost after some good comments from the England manager.

Capello, who was talking to the BBC's Gary Lineker in an interview spoke of how impressive Downing had been in recent matches and that the winger was a major plus point for him since he took charge of the England squad.

Fabio was asked which players had stood out for him and he replied "Because he plays with big confidence, Downing. I know, really, the movement, he plays like the team, good quality and with a lot of confidence".

These comments will give Downing a massive boost ahead of the World Cup qualifiers that are coming up soon.

Stewart has been criticised when playing for England but hopefully that will change now after fans hear what the England manager has said about the left-winger.

It is easy for neutrals to say that Downing played well against Trinidad & Tobago because he was playing against poor opposition but if that was the case then why did none of the other players play well against so called poor opposition? Gareth Barry being the only exception.

I'm hoping that Capello will now allow Downing to cement that left-side of midfield with his quality and grow into a regular for the national side.

It is a new era now in English football and Fabio knows that, he will select players who deserve to play and not field players that think they they are bigger than the team. Playing household names out of position is a thing of the past as well we hope.

Stuart Young






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Stuart Young Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 10 2008

Time: 9:19AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Let's hope he has another strong season in a Boro shirt as well!
TheSlaven
Report Abuse
10/06/2008 15:42:00

Do you think he will still be with you at the start of next season?
dazza71
Report Abuse
12/06/2008 16:03:00

Definately
marron
Report Abuse
12/06/2008 16:10:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Karanka hails 'perfect' reaction (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Boro back on top (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Stats: Middlesbrough v Millwall (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Boro seek a reaction (Tuesday March 3 2015)

That was worse - Karanka (Saturday February 28 2015)

Rapid double sinks Boro (Saturday February 28 2015)

Keeper delighted to sign (Friday February 27 2015)

Archived Middlesbrough Articles

List All Vital Boro Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. diggerman 12

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Middlesbrough 35 19 9 7 +29 66
2. Derby County 35 19 8 8 +29 65
3. Watford 35 20 5 10 +28 65
4. Bournemouth 35 18 9 8 +31 63
5. Norwich 34 18 8 8 +29 62
6. Brentford 35 19 4 12 +12 61
7. Ipswich 34 17 9 8 +18 60

Breaking League News

Kim Bo-kyung Voted Latics Man Of The Match
Wigan : 04/03/2015 17:11:00
Latics Directors To Step Down
Wigan : 04/03/2015 16:53:01
The Wigan Preview
Norwich : 04/03/2015 16:37:00
Preview: Birmingham City v Blackpool
Birmingham : 04/03/2015 16:23:00
Addison joins Blackpool on loan
Bournemouth : 04/03/2015 16:16:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By:  Vital Boro
Yes 76%
No 24%