David Beckham Dropped From England Squad. How About Dropping Blair, too?

| Fri Aug. 11, 2006 11:48 AM PDT

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"I told David I'm looking to the future and looking to take the team in a different direction,'' [Steve] McClaren, [the new England coach] who took charge on Aug. 1, told reporters in London today. "He's not part of that.'"

If only Tony Blair had a coach who wanted to take the team in a new direction...

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