Discipline or what?

You probably won’t believe it but there has been another interesting article in the Telegraph. Brian Moore writes about how Capello has changed the standards and brought back discipline into the England football setup. Players now dress properly for dinner, eat together and don’t use their mobile phones when at the table. Interesting. Some players probably like it and others could not care less. I wonder if it matters? What matters is probably that there is a set of standards that you are expected to adhere by as an England footballer. “This is the way we do things around here”. Things like that usually bring teams and groups together. This week when the England Squad trained at Woodhall one player on one of the days chose to come in trousers other than his England ones. That is interesting given that he by now should now exactly why he has had those trousers in the first place. As far as I am concerned players can wear whatever trousers they wish. But not at England training or competition. If they want to do so they are more than welcome to stay at home. But when you decide to come – here is a set of standards that apply. I have a feeling Fabio Capello know that strategy.

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