England surprise pick responds well to criticism
The undoubted big surprise in Fabio Capello’s England squad to face France was the inclusion of Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd. The Bluebirds star is the first Championship player to be named in the squad since Three Lions goalscoring legend David Nugent, who retains a 100 per cent strike-rate for England.
Anyhow, to ensure Bothroyd gets off to a flying start at international level it would be handy if some French commentators could ridicule him when he enters the fray. Apparently, he reacts really well to criticism he can’t hear.