Monday, 13 April 2009

It's not a matter of life and death, it's more important than that

Here's a pointless article even for the Sun: they're fear-mongering about the prospects of the England football team!

Last week Wayne and Colleen Rooney said that they're due to have a child in October. The Sun says that her due date means that Rooney may miss the "vital" Ukraine-England World Cup qualifier on 10th October because if still pregnant Colleen would be at 41 weeks and so may need to be induced.

There are three main things wrong with this article:
  • Firstly, the Sun should be ashamed to even suggest that they should put a football game ahead of the health of both Colleen and the baby;
  • Secondly, the majority of women give birth at 40 weeks, which in this case would be the week before the game;
  • Thirdly, the game will be England's 9th out of 10 qualifiers. In case you're not aware, in the European section of the World Cup (Group 6) so far England have won their first 5 games, with a total of 15 points, are 5 points clear and at the very worst need 25 points to qualify. Their next two games are against the two weakest teams in the group - Kazakhstan and Andorra - and it is pretty certain that England will win both of these which will give them 21 points. Therefore, aside from the fact that the article implies England are a one-man team and they will fall apart if Rooney isn't playing, it is likely that he may not even need to be selected because they may have already qualified!


Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Is this even news?

ben said...

Every article I read here makes me hate The Scum even more, we should all write into the PCC!

I've always wanted to see someone bring them down, not just settle out of court, but go all the way!