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    Wtf Is ******* Heskey Doing In That Squad????

    He's **** And I Won't Have Some1 Tell Me Otherwise

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    Heskey must have been the worst striker we've ever taken to a World Cup going by his record.

    SWP can't dribble. Kick and run after it!
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    I like how whenever there's a negative story about a player, they have an accompying image of him after he's missed a shot or on the ground.

    Like 'here is the approximate pain etched on Terry's face as the papers came out today'.

    Some sort of unwritten rule.
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    I look forward to Hesksy missing a chance that 'Arry Redknapp's gran could have scored, which puts us out of the world cup.
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    Why was Kieren Gibbs not called up, eh? :sexface:
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    All the ABE fans are gathering momentum.
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    8 defenders? Only needed 7 as there's no need to bring a specialist left back. Upson could fill in there, so could Johnson/Carragher.

    How did Carrick make the cut?
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    (Original post by Kevmeister)
    8 defenders? Only needed 7 as there's no need to bring a specialist left back. Upson could fill in there, so could Johnson/Carragher.

    How did Carrick make the cut?
    Experience. None of the other options have kicked a ball internationally. Shame he has been off form for a couple of months, I'd have him over Barry otherwise. We all know that Hargreaves would be straight in there if Fergie hadn't ended his chances fit.
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    (Original post by Ronaldo VII)
    Experience. None of the other options have kicked a ball internationally. Shame he has been off form for a couple of months, I'd have him over Barry otherwise. We all know that Hargreaves would be straight in there if Fergie hadn't ended his chances fit.
    I meant it in an ironic way, what with Capello claiming to pick on form and not reputation.
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    (Original post by Kevmeister)
    I meant it in an ironic way, what with Capello claiming to pick on form and not reputation.
    I think we're all now aware that it was a false claim, as much intent there was at the time to stick by it. With the England international setup, I don't think he had a lot of choice with some players unless he took the risk on those who hadn't played any international football. The answer is more friendlies/B internationals IMO.
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    Heskey can't score to save his life, but he's a decent hold up player if crouchy gets injured.

    Can't understand SWP going over Adam Johnson considering Johnson is keeping him out the City team and on form.
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    I'm not quite sure what goes through Capello's head. He's has made some odd decisions especially after his form and merit comments (any body got the exact quote for this?). I believe he's wasted our two warm up games, as near as possible 1st team should have started v Japan yet he used it to experiment with players but it's not like he's gone on the results. Granted Walcott didn't do anything to justify his inclusion but he featured heavily over the two games, Barry declared fit yet Carrick gets included despite playing poorly, SWP and Warnock included which suggests they've shown something in training but then all the reports were than A.Johnson was very good in training and he's been left out without even a fair shot. I'm not sure what to say about Heskey, i've actually been supportive of him in recent times for England because he does a sound supportive role for Rooney (and is far better at holding up and winning the ball than Crouch) but it's got to a point now where we have to move on and it's not like he's an impact player to come off the bench. The positive is that J.Cole is in, I dont know if it was ever in doubt but if it was it's just as well he showed his quality v Japan. The trouble is Capello doesn't view him as a definite starter and he's the only player in the squad who can play effectively down the left.

    We were decent in qualifying but then Sven's record wasn't bad and a lot of people thought he was poor. I can see us being outclassed comfortably by a few teams tbh and it'd take a lot of luck to win the WC
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    I would of kept SWP and gave that useless **** Heskey's place to Walcott.
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    (Original post by Cha'Mone93)
    I would of kept SWP and gave that useless **** Heskey's place to Walcott.
    The selection of two targetmen and two wingers over a wingforward terrifies me. It says to me he's going to play a traditional 4-4-2 and that's a very bad thing indeed. 4-4-2 a) doesn't suit our best players and b) is massively outdated.

    The best link-up in the England team is Gerrard and Rooney, without question. For God's sake, play them together. Play Rooney in the role he's been ripping it up in all season and play Gerrard in the role he's played for his club for 3/4 years. They know how to play that way, because it's what they do every week. Simples. Forcing Rooney into a second striker role and Gerrard onto the wing stifles both of them and for what? Heskey or Crouch? Get real please. Not only that, it ruins the entire shape of the team with a disjointed and asymmetric midfield that provides no real platform upon which to build an attack other than giving it to Rooney and asking for a miracle or pumping it to the lump upfront. It's a rubbish plan and just won't work against the top teams. No English side in the CL uses 4-4-2 and for good reason. Even with Ferguson using it in the league, he always switches for the CL. Why? Because it doesn't work. I can give a Rafa guarantee that no team using a flat midfield will win the World Cup.
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    4-4-2 is orgasmic, just not for England. What kind of team can't play 4-4-2 ffs :facepalm2:
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    Anyone can play 4-4-2, that's why it's popular. Doesn't mean it's any good when tactics start to actually matter though.
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    My preferred England team would be as follows, in a 4-5-1 formation as most of the PL teams now play.



    ----------------Hart-----------------

    Johnson----Terry----Ferdinand---Cole

    ---------------Barry----------------

    --------Lampard-----Gerrard---------

    Lennon-------------------------J.Cole

    ---------------Rooney----------------


    Heskey can **** off tbh
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    How about the Christmas Tree formation?
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    (Original post by Super_Hans)
    My preferred England team would be as follows, in a 4-5-1 formation as most of the PL teams now play.



    ----------------Hart-----------------

    Johnson----Terry----Ferdinand---Cole

    ---------------Barry----------------

    --------Lampard-----Gerrard---------

    Lennon-------------------------J.Cole

    ---------------Rooney----------------


    Heskey can **** off tbh
    Looks great. I'd probably have James, though
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    (Original post by Ronaldo VII)
    Looks great. I'd probably have James, though
    Yeah, I thought about that, however I think his poor season counts against him, and his decision making is still quite poor imo. Hart is young and inexperienced but he hasn't seemed overawed in the games he has played and just seems more confident. At the end of the day Capello will probably choose Green though :p:
 
 
 
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