England football manager Steve McClaren has revealed that he couldn’t really be bothered travelling to Moscow for tonight’s match versus Russia. He confirmed that he’ll probably just watch the game in the pub with a few mates. Despite having a pretty decent ticket, the Head Coach feels it’s just too much hassle, for a game that he predicts will probably be a drab nil-nil draw anyway.
McClaren said, ‘I haven’t missed a game in the last two years, home or away. Yet the thought of wasting three days at the match isn’t very appealing. It’s cold, you queue for warm beer and cold burgers, the toilets are a disgrace and let’s face it without David Beckham there’s no real showbiz factor.’
The 4pm kick-off means that after staying on for a couple more pints to watch the Scotland game kicking off at six, McClaren is likely to head home by eight. ‘I’ll probably pick up a Chinese takeaway and try and get a snuggle with the wife; she’s always saying that Wednesdays should be our night together,’ said the former ‘Boro boss, ‘besides you don’t always have to boo Frank Lampard in person, it’s just as satisfying to jeer him on the telly.’
It transpires that a number of the England players apparently unavailble through injury are also staying at home because they would rather watch it on the telly ‘You get to see the replays and that fancy graphic showing how far back the wall should be.’
This revelation comes after recent commentators have questioned the commitment of the England players. Wayne Rooney was recently spotted in public clutching a can of lager and eating a kebab. It was no surprise when he was taken off at half time.