Fabio Capello gives surprise England call-up to injured Derby County midfielder

Posted by - May 25, 2009 - England, West Ham

Beeb journalist doesn’t get the rub of the Green

At first we thought it was strange that the BBC was reporting that Derby County midfielder Paul Green had been called up to play in goals for England despite having a broken metatarsal. Then we re-read the line above and realised it was “after due to David James’ shoulder injury, while Manchester United’s Ben Forster has a thumb injury”. Oh, OK then – that makes sense now.

  • Tom

    “called up to play in goals for England”

    You made a typo too. It happens to everyone sometimes.

  • http://www,sportingmadness.blogspot.com Andrew Bucholtz

    To be fair, the West Ham goalkeeper is Robert Paul Green; not that much of a typo. Maybe he goes by Paul sometimes?

  • http://www.offthepost.info Rob Parker

    @Tom – No, that wasn’t a typo – “in goals” is an expression as far as I know. Certainly where I come from! Not that I don’t suffer the occasional typo.

    @Andrew – Think the journo was just having a nightmare. Note Ben FoRster too!

  • http://www.football-corner.blogspot.com Cathal Breathnach

    @ Tom, you’re and idiot!

    “called up to play in goals for England” makes perfect sense.

    So in future, if you’re going to criticise someone’s writing, make sure you know what you’re talking about first!

  • Tom

    I never heard it before Cathal. Simple mistake. Seems like the theme here. I’m sure I could come with a few expressions that would sound wrong to you too.

  • Usama

    Oh the irony, Cathal made a typo too!

    Word of advice, Rob, when taking screenshots use .png format, it’s much clearer than .jpg.