Am I the only one who's just sick of this guy by now? He was mildly entertaining for a spell because of the odd things he said, but I found that that got very repetitive, and now that he's in Japan and his top-flight career is effectively over I find that I care even less. He seems like a nice guy and everything, but, I just don't understand why people still revere him as some sort of comedy God.
I agree with some of what you say, but to say that England fans are just angry because Armitage will outdo Robshaw is a bit simplistic. I'd say they're angry because international qualification has become a complete farce - and it was already pretty laughable - and the prospect of capped players playing for a second country because the first country isn't giving them enough attention is ludicrous. In the case of Armitage, at least he has some link to France aside from a work contract, but he was capped by England and that should be it. France recently presented ten foreigners as being of interest for their squad - that's two thirds of a team whose only link to France is that they're paid to work there. Madness! »