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Japan's very own Sven-Goran Eriksson

The comparatively small world that is East Asian women's synchronised swimming has been rocked by the news that a Japanese woman will be coaching the 'People's Republic' of China's team.

China Daily has the details, in staggeringly poor English: "[Masayo Imura]'s coaching evokes a great disturbance in Japan, who has been criticized betraying her country...The news break out only days after China exceeded Japan, which had been the dominant power in Asian synchronized swimming...Imura held a press conference as leaving Japan, clarifying that she is not helping China to beat over Japan, but would like to cultivate leadership to compete against non-Asian dominating powers like Europe, America, and Australia in international synchronized swimming field. "I believe Japan's international profile and leadership in the sport will beneficial if a person from the country coaches the national team of an Olympic host." Imura said.

I wonder if there was a wailing and gnashing of teeth from Malmö to Kiruna when S-GE was appointed as the England manager, or whether the Swedes managed a greater degree of sang froid? I can also forsee that Ms Imura's justification might be useful for anyone changing jobs.

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Anonymous newmania said... 11:51 am

Well you can``t beat over Croydonian for news break out.Find funny foreignersI should not do but though  



Anonymous peter hitchens said... 12:07 pm

As SGE is a useless twat no doubt his fellow swedes were delighted to see the back of him.  



Anonymous newmania said... 2:25 pm

I thought SGE was a smooth devil but compared bto his succesor he is great  



Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 5:59 pm

having a foreign mananger wsa something I expected tghe sewaties to do first.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 6:16 pm

I've given up sniggering at the Sweaties when it comes to football as they have little or no chance of ever qualifying for a world cup ever again - the standards is just too high and there are too few places to go round, relatively speaking.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 6:59 am

I agree with PH, the Swedes probably thought it would increase their chances of beating England.  



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