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Noel @ the stadium: it's right for Capello to continue but England need an English manager

Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has tipped favourites Spain to win Sunday's World Cup final against the Netherlands.
The 43-year-old Manchester City fan is attending Sunday's final at Soccer City in Johannesburg.
Gallagher told he believes "the Spanish are the best team in the world.
"Since the year leading up to the European Championships and subsequently from that they have been amazing."
Gallagher highlighted midfield as the area in which the game will be won for Spain, who will have the world class Barcelona pairing of Xavi and Andres Iniesta up against Holland's largely defensive duo of Nigel de Jong and Mark van Bommel.
"The key part of the pitch is can De Jong and Van Bommel stop Iniesta and and Xavi doing the business," said Gallagher. "De Jong plays at Man City and he's a stopper. Van Bommel, he's just destruction on legs. But the Spanish players face that a lot in the Champions League. I think it will be won and lost in the midfield."
Gallagher also believes that although it is right for Fabio Capello to continue as England boss in the short term following the national side's lacklustre showing in South Africa, there should be a change at the top soon.
"I think England desperately need an English manager," explained Gallagher. "They have to get Harry Redknapp sooner or later. He seems to be the only person who could inspire the players to play."
Gallagher was particularly unimpressed with the performance of Wayne Rooney, who failed to score a single goal in South Africa as England were eliminated in the second round.
"He played like he'd been hypnotised in the tunnel before and somebody had whispered in his ear, 'see the round thing, when you get out there you'll never have seen one of them before and you won't know what to do with it'," said Gallagher.
At the end of the day they are not good enough. Next season when I'm watching TV I don't want to hear about Wayne Rooney or Frank Lampard being world class - because you can be world class against Wigan or Sunderland or Tottenham.
"World class means coming to a tournament like this and pulling it off on the world stage and they've never done it. Are there many English world class players? I don't think so."
It is the second time in a row Gallagher has attended the World Cup final.
Four years ago, in Japan and South Korea, he became a lucky mascot for the Italian side after he became friends with striker Alessandro Del Piero.
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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates


30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel


16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.


new tour


3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)

8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland


Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)



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