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

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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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