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Monday, 8 September 2008

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Is England's fate in this man's hands?

England manager Fabio Capello is under pressure today after his teams' inept performance in the 2-0 win over Andorra, and knows that a similar performance against Croatia on Wednesday may bring the curtain down on his reign in charge.

England had almost total possession in Barcelona, but failed to capitalise on their superiority, and, Joe Cole aside, their finishing in front of goal was woeful.

Capello hasn't had the best of starts as boss, the recent 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic causing some to describe it as one of the lowest points in English football history. He needs to steady the ship, and nothing less than a draw will keep the FA wolves from his door.

The Italian is persisting with the squad from Saturday night with the addition of child-scarer Rio Ferdinand, and Joe Cole may start, because he knows where the goal is.

But the Italian may not have cause to worry about his future after all, if the scientific Hadron Collider wotsit has anything to do with it. If the experiment on the France/Switzerland border goes awry, and produces 'mini Black Holes', then, in the event of an England reverse, Capello will be able to jump, with his team, into one.

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