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Was John Terry right to speak out?

The British Press have struck gold in the last couple of days after the John Terry press conference. Fabio Capello has spoken out about th...

The British Press have struck gold in the last couple of days after the John Terry press conference. Fabio Capello has spoken out about the comments made by JT and the Press have been fed rightly or wrongly (in my view rightly) more ammunition in their quest to destroy him and make him the scape goat of the nation if we fail to qualify for the knockout stages on Wednesday afternoon.

Its as simple as that. Some of you would have agreed with JT speaking out, some of you would not have agreed but the fact of the matter is clear and JT decided at that time that things needed to be said.

What he didn't bank on, was the reaction to his comments from inside the England camp, from the Manager and also from the British Press.



Here are a few more headlines appearing in the media this morning:










After saying what he did Fabio Capello has come out and said the following:
"When you speak, you have to speak privately, not with you. This is a big mistake. This is a very big mistake. I know sometime some players want to speak more with you than with the other players. The mistake is you have to speak with the players, with me, with the dressing room.
It was a big mistake, but I hope that sometime out of the big mistake will come the big performance.

I hope that this will be important for the next game. It's not a revolution, it's a mistake by one player. "I spoke with some players. I think it's only John Terry said this. Nobody has spoken with me about problems. My door is open always. If you want to speak with me, you can speak with me. Every time we have a meeting I say to the captain 'any problems? Just yesterday, John Terry said this. I don't understand why."

John Terry himself has come out and said the following:
"It was never my intention to upset the manager or players and if I did, I apologise, I went into the press conference with the intention of being honest. I was asked a question. Maybe I went too far. I have told the manager he has my total support and I would like to stress that I don't believe I have been a disruptive influence in the camp. I would now like to put this episode behind me and concentrate on trying to win what is a massive game for England. All I was trying to do was stress how it important it is to me to try and win the World Cup."

Maybe its because I am a biased Chelsea fan that I have a problem with all this. Forget being a Chelsea fan for a minute, I am also an England fan and like the rest of you want to win this World Cup just like John Terry. I believe we have the players to do it, and this is our best chance we have ever had in recent times to win it.

The problem I have, is that after the two games the press are already asking questions of the manager, like we all were after watching two mediocre performances against sides we should be beating. The press would already had their pencils and notepads at the ready waiting for Wednesday and if we had drawn or lost would of mounted a witch-hunt against the FA, The Manager and the players.

If England went out, there would be allsorts of investigations and rumours about why we never qualified, what went wrong, was it the training, the teams selected to play, the formations and allsorts!. You all know (if you live in England) that this is exactly what the press and media would of done anyway.

So I ask you the question and before you answer, I am not referring to the past with John Terry (Wayne Bridge, his family etc), I am asking you the question as England fans after watching the two games so far:
Was John Terry right to speak out?

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