While the FIFA bosses are promising to keep up their guard against the damaging specter of match fixing, others are raising questions over England’s choice of keeper in its match against Algeria. Several UK bookmakers are reporting suspiciously oversized prop wagers on whether manager Fabio Capello would stick with the much-maligned Robert Green or go with David James. Dunno, seems like much ado about nothing, given Green’s gaffe against the Americans. A much bigger mystery would seem to be why the UK gets to field FOUR separate teams in the World Cup’s qualifying stages. I mean, pretty soon Americans are going to start making noises about fielding a Red State team, a Blue State team, and, oh, what the hell, a Confederate team. Read more.
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