Monday, June 4, 2007

Sheer criticism

Alan Shearer seems to think that David Beckham is making a mistake by joining the Galaxy.

Okay, many share his sentiments but not many of those sharing their thoughts publicly had outstanding careers in England and with the English national team.

Here's what Shearer had to say about Becks' move west:

"I don't know if David is regretting going to Los Angeles Galaxy. But he's better than that standard, without a shadow of a doubt."

7 comments:

A.C. said...

Omigod! Really? A player who never left England to play anywhere else doesn't think the standard of MLS is worthy of Beckham? Get out!

Laurie said...

I am reading this everywhere, along with "Becks is really regretting his upcoming move." What everyone seems to forget is that until LA made him popular again and built the year around him, he was nothing but a Real Madrid benchwarmer and a NT dumpee. I think a little gratitude is in order for everything the Galaxy and MLS did to make him popular again. He wouldn't be anywhere close to where he is now without the Galaxy. So now he OWES them. And he'd better realize that.

On the plus side, since Becks signed on I'm reading much more about good European players considering MLS. Before, it was never an option. Soon, with luck, the road to Europe will run both ways.

Siva said...

Umm, in all honesty, isn't he?

Gene said...

Alan Shearer was a very good player and MLS is obviously not yet at the level of EPL, Serie A, the La Liga, etc. Having said that, I think Shearer suffering from a bit of Euro snobbery. I wonder how many MLS games had he seen before he came to his very "original" conclusion.

Steven said...

I think we should all listen to Shearer. As a player who won numerous FA Cups and EPL titles during he career, he obviously knows what he's talking about...

L.B. said...

I agree with Gene. Yes, MLS is not the EPL or La Liga but it's not second-division El Salvador either. It's not like Beckham is going to a place void of talent.

But for every Alan Shearer, let's hope there's a Juan Pablo Angel, who knows about the quality of MLS.

Anonymous said...

"But for every Alan Shearer, let's hope there's a Juan Pablo Angel, who knows about the quality of MLS."

Or a guy like Ronald Waterreus, who said in an interview earlier this year that he's talked MLS with friends playing in Europe.