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!
theirishobserver: thanks man! I remember a few times in the past when England haven't qualified and I've shouted for Scotland or one of the Ireland teams to do well - it's nice to get some of that back!!!
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.
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.
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,...