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Old 03-14-2010, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Not good news for England..

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MILAN David Beckham has torn his left Achilles' tendon and is at risk of missing the World Cup. The former England captain injured himself in the closing minutes of AC Milan's 1-0 win over Chievo Verona on Sunday. Club physician Jean Pierre Meersseman told Italy's Sky TV that Beckham will fly to Finland on Monday for surgery.
Sports | David Beckham tears Achilles' tendon | Seattle Times Newspaper
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:45 PM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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Just saw that. He's not my favorite player and I don't think he can be a game-changer at the highest level very often, but fans deserve to see their favorites and teams deserve to play at full strength at the WC. Of course, that doesn't always happen and every team gets its fair share of injuries.

Bottom line for England is to keep Rooney fit and Capello will probably be sweating over that more than Becks' achilles
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I feel bad for him. There is a good chance his career is over now. This injury could take up to a year to come back from.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:32 PM
 
Location: TX
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Team USA is looking pretty good... next to England. It's going to be very difficult restructuring England's playmaking with Beckham out of the picture. Who is going to fill his shoes?
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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Team USA is looking pretty good... next to England. It's going to be very difficult restructuring England's playmaking with Beckham out of the picture. Who is going to fill his shoes?
Umm, what? England's play isn't structured around Beckham. If anything, Aaron Lennon had been preferred to DB under Capello (with Walcott also sharing duties).

DB is a sub in an England full-strength squad - one of their best subs, but a sub nonetheless
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Excellent news for England.

He won't be able to miss a key penalty kick or get himself expelled like he did against Argentina in Korea/Japan.

They actually had a joke when they had just catched Saddam Hussein, it went like "Good news: Hussein has ben awarded the capital punishment. Bad News: Beckham is shooting"
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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get himself expelled like he did against Argentina in Korea/Japan.
That was in '98 (France)
But all modern England teams ('94-98-02-06) have been over-rated or under-achievers, whichever way you look at it
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