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James: Capello taking charge

13 Oct 2008 - 09:00:57

England goalkeeper David James believes that head coach Fabio Capello is starting to make a big impression on the national team squad.

James and co have taken nine points from nine from their opening three qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup finals, with Capello beginning to get his ideas across in his usual forceful manner.

James told the Portsmouth News: "We have had situations before where managerial decisions have cost us.

"Mr Capello is stubborn enough, in the nicest way, to put his point of view across to everyone in the side and then you basically do what he wants to do.

"He doesn't mind saying what he feels and it is difficult to argue with him.

"We have the confidence that what he is saying is right and, again at half-time, it is not a case of throwing tea cups about.

"If you look at the current squad, the nucleus of it has been the same for the past three England managers.

"If you look at the situation, managerial decisions are effectively the difference.

"It now seems a good bunch of players. The same players are playing a different game and performing."

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