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What do you think of the England World Cup squad?

  1. SimeyC profile image96
    SimeyCposted 7 years ago

    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

  2. premierkj profile image71
    premierkjposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. SimeyC profile image96
      SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. premierkj profile image71
        premierkjposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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?

        1. SimeyC profile image96
          SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I just hope that even if England don't get to the Semis that they keep Capello on - he's the best thing that's happened to them recently and I could see him building a world beating team eventually...

  3. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image95
    AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 7 years ago

    To me, football has all the interest of a decomposing lettuce.  smile

    1. SimeyC profile image96
      SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hey!! I know some very interesting decomposing lettuce - most of them play for England! LOL

  4. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Better than the Irish One smile So I guess we will be supporting you this time round smile

    1. SimeyC profile image96
      SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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!!!

  5. optimus grimlock profile image58
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    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.

  6. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    I think they will enjoy watching the Greek team win smile

    1. SimeyC profile image96
      SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL and then they'll wake up!

      Seriously though, lets hope for an England v Greece final, then one of us will be right!

  7. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Sorry, don't watch Soccer. hmm So, I really do not have an opinion on the squad(s) that play the game.

  8. jenblacksheep profile image83
    jenblacksheepposted 7 years ago

    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.

  9. Donnacha C profile image80
    Donnacha Cposted 7 years ago

    Emil Hesky???? why?

  10. realrazi profile image61
    realraziposted 7 years ago

    Hope to see England at final but worried bout wheather factor.

  11. nickg480 profile image54
    nickg480posted 7 years ago

    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...

  12. mrpopo profile image78
    mrpopoposted 7 years ago

    It's a solid lineup, can go a long way in the Cup. However, Ferdinand got injured. I think Gerrard will be captain now.