What do you think of the squad below? I was surprised to see Walcott left out and perhaps feel sorry for Dawson who has been in great form - other than that I'm not overly suprised.
It'll be itneresting to see which goalkeeper starts!
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green.
Defenders: Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Stephen Warnock
Midfielders: Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Forwards: Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney
I was also surprised that Walcott was left out but I think its a fair decision based on the season. Although in that case I think Adam Johnson should be ahead of Wright-Philips. Also right back will be a disaster area should Glen Johnson get injured. Gary or Phil Neville should be in there as cover. The squad is full of players who are either injured or injury prone, which has to be a concern.
Yes the injury aspect is a problem - 100% fit it's a decent squad - but the key is staying fit! I was surprised Dawson wasn't picked either - thought Capello picked people on form not reputation!
I guess he knows a little more than me, and when Emgland lift the cup on July 11, he can tell everyone else that he knew what he was doing!!! The press will have a field day with his selections - now, and even more so if he doesn't get beyond the QF!
I think every manager says they will only pick on form to keep players on their toes - I'm sure Rio was really worried about his place!
The problem for managers is that only one of them can say at the end 'I knew what I was doing'. The rest look like fools. It's not that enviable really is it?
To me, football has all the interest of a decomposing lettuce.
Better than the Irish One So I guess we will be supporting you this time round
usa or ireland!!!! the spanish and the african teams are to week and to many plaers period are quick to cry for yellow cards. Thats why people dont respect the world cup as much as they could, for the most part soccer players are soft.
Sorry, don't watch Soccer. So, I really do not have an opinion on the squad(s) that play the game.
It's not really much of a surprise is it. The squad I mean. We don't have a good enough squad to win, but I'm interested to see how far we can get. In terms of goalkeepers I reckon David James will start, he has the most experience and I think in a goalie thats wat u gotta go with first.
Hope to see England at final but worried bout wheather factor.
I think that the team is good... but they are still going to lose to the USA in the first game!
They did lose their really good captain...
It's a solid lineup, can go a long way in the Cup. However, Ferdinand got injured. I think Gerrard will be captain now.
by ramonflores6 years ago
brasil is going without 3 of their must valuable players, argentina only takes superstar messi, and the addict that is maradona, italy goes but have a couple of player that are injured. ingland is not taking beckham,...
by TravelMonkey7 years ago
Taking place next year, do you think its possible?
by SammyDrago5 years ago
Having just looked at the initial sqaud, who do you think has been missed off the list and who do you think shouldn't be there?
by wrenfrost566 years ago
We are going to have a bet on it at home, I am as yet undecided. Who do you think will get it this year?
by Cattleprod Media6 years ago
I'm South African, and so I've been watching a lot of the World Cup, since it's hosted in this country, but I've been pretty disappointed by the lacklustre performances. I think the Adidas "Jabulani" ball has...
by fierycj7 years ago
First World Cup to be held in Africa. I should be there! Who'll carry the cup?
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