Sports The story of David "Calamity" James


There have been many moments in history when the English National football team has struggled to find a consistent goalkeeper. However, this team is still one of the best in the world, and by going to 1xBet - Kenya betting site fans can wager on all its matches.

David James is a former English goalkeeper who played 53 times for the English national squad between 1997 and 2010. Also, he had a professional career that lasted between 1988 and 2014.

During the decade of the 2000s, after the retirement of names like David Seamand and Nigel Martyn, a new keeper was needed for the English team. James seemed like a natural choice. He has had a long career on many teams across England. For this reason, different managers of the Three Lions decided to give him a chance. The betting site 1xBet Kenya is the best place to wager on everything related to English football.
david player.PNG

Calamitous results
The decade of the 2000s wasn’t the best for the English national team for many reasons. For example, they missed the Euro 2008. Fans can find out live bet scores on, which are also available for the different UEFA Euro.

The experience of David James suggested that he was the right choice for being England’s number one during that time. Some of the teams where he played include:​
  • Liverpool;​
  • Aston Villa;​
  • West Ham United;​
  • and Portsmouth.​
However, he had several high-profile mistakes during his matches for the English squad. Of course, it would be unfair to blame James completely for these failures. However, those mistakes were still costly, and led to the nickname Calamity James. The best live bets scores can be found out on 1xBet, and here users can also wager on whether a goalkeeper will make a mistake.

After his international career
The many English managers that went on the national team in the 2000s tried with different goalkeepers. Names include Paul Robinson, Robert Green, Joe Hart, Scott Carson and others. However, James still seemed to be the most reliable of all of them. Fans can find betting Kenya app on, and from there it is possible to wager on the performance of goalkeepers.

James was part of the English team that participated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. However, after this competition, he decided to retire from the Three Lions.

Yet, he continued to play on a few squads. He tried his luck in AFC Bournemouth, Bristol City, ÍBV from Iceland and even the Kerala Blasters from India. In the latter, he was player, player-manager and also a manager. James decided to retire completely in 2014. Currently, on the 1xBet Kenya website it is possible to find the official betting app of the platform, from which it is possible to wager on all the EPL.