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Calamity James Strikes Again


Portsmouth are out of the UEFA Cup after losing tonight against Wolfsburg 3-2. The match had plenty of incidents, but the highlight (or lowlight if you’re a Portsmouth or England national team fan) was David James’s idiotic mistake (see video above). Instead of booting the ball out, he telegraphs his intentions to the Wolfsburg striker and passes it directly to him.

David James has had a history of awful mistakes in big matches. While he can be brilliant at times, he can then make one stupid mistake that destroys all confidence in him.

Even in the loss against Wolfsburg, David James saved a penalty, but it’ll be this horrible pass that everyone will remember.

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3 Responses to Calamity James Strikes Again

  1. AtlantaPompey says:

    I'm not sure what to say…


  2. Simon Burke says:

    I hadnt seen this yesterday, sheer class and this is why no matter how well James does week in , week out – that he cannot play for England – he has far too many of these in him….Great video.

  3. Robbie says:

    What a plonker. Me mum would have kicked the ball out. No wonder he's at pompey. Cabbage, pick him for the England sqaud m8. Rather have the tea lady at Man United go between the woodwork. Cheers. And to James, “Who are ya, who are ya, who are ya”

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