(Original post by Jim-Jam)
Pearce selected 3 RB's, two of which have been sent home, he selected Tom 'Zidane' Cleverley, who's been sent home, as have bent and Rooney. And he's called up nobody.
So we have Hart, Gerrard, Parker, Cole, Welbeck (ZOMG RONALDO), Sturridge and ...Campbell???? (WHUT) to win it for us.
Might not happen.
Should be good to see the mighty Dirk playing though.
Well looking forward to it tbh, no Lampard or Terry in the squad, just a shame Johnson went home (Richards may take the RB spot) and there's not one established striker there. Get Crouch in ffs.
Richards is better than johnson and should be first choice with walker as second since he's young and good, baines should get some more playing time but ashley cole should still be first choice. I agree with you with crouch, he has a good goalscoring record for england, I don't want to see 'no goals or assists in the premier league' downing in the first 11 and welbeck should be on the bench, sturridge is better but isn't as consistant.
(Original post by jam277)
If we lose tonight, everyone will be calling for lampard to come back into the side or they'll say they should have used more of the youth like henderson... I don't know why everyone slates lampard so much I don't get how our country is so terrible, anyway, if henderson gets into the euros, I will get josh mceachran, martin kelly and kieran gibbs while we're also at it.
Henderson is average. Josh Mceachran is a great passer, but I would only give him 20 mins at this level because of his poor defending/strength- basically what he gets at Swansea. Gibbs is decent enough to play, so is Oxalade, will be interesting watching Richards tonight I reckon. 2-1 either way....
What annoys me is the English attitude of patient possession being a bad thing. For example, the commentators just said 'even if that means being patient and going backwards', and that's an attitude I hear a lot as a coach. Being patient and going backwards shouldn't be seen as a sometimes-necessary evil; it should be seen as the best way to create opportunities by dragging people out of position, waiting for movement and opportunities - rather than doing what English teams typically do, and try and force a hole in the oppositions defence where there is none.