Firstly, he put Michael Owen on the bench, where he stayed for the entire match. Even though I'm a Newcastle supporter, I thought this was great, because he's been absolutely useless for ages. Now he's not an automatic choice for England's first team, he might actually put some effort in at the club that pays his, no doubt, ridiculous wages.
Secondly, he's let all the players know that reputation counts for nothing, and they'll have to earn their places in the team. This make a refreshing change from previous England managers, who talk about making changes, and then end up picking pretty much exactly the same players as their predecessor.
Fabio, I salute you.
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