I can't believe I actually thought AJ would get a chance up front. How naive I am
I think Sven mucks about with the players and puts everyone in the wrong position in order to prove a point to the FA that these friendlies are a complete and utter waste of time: "Look guys, we learn nothing when our best wide left player goes narrow and the highest scoring striker is on the right wing".
What a ponce. I've always supported Sven, but he's starting to really wind me up now.
On the plus side, Holland got a chance to bed in their good young players. Hooray for them.
Definitely Terry and Rio by miles and miles.
Campbell is big and strong, but that's about it. King should be ahead of him in the pecking order because he's a much more accomplished footballer.
As for Woodgate, the talent is obviously there, but he's never going to be reliable with his record of injuries.
Rio and Campbell i think, because they simply seem to be better players than Terry is.
I don't believe i wasted 90 minutes of my life watching that game.
john terry all the way, should be next england captain really
According to several sources Andy Farrell and Kris Radlinski are being sounded out by the R.F.U. with a view to playing in the 2007 world cup My opinions are as follows:
Radlinski is crocked he won't last the three years until 2007 if I was him I'd take a stack of cash from anywhere that offers it as early retirement is on the cards anyway.
Farrell spent half of last season on the physio table and is due to spend the first four months of this one on the sideline.
Both players are around 30 and if the R.F.U. is going to rely on a couple of 32 year old Rugby League players to spearhead their 2007 defence then there must be a total lack of quality in the union ranks.
I'll give this as much credence as the Paul Sculthorpe to Warrington and Sean Long to Wigan rumours.
Somebody is ***** stiring, no named source, not even a reporters name on the early release in the Independant.
Interesting I think that both players are due for contract renewal soon. Has their agent been talking to a union journalist, never, he wouldn't try to pull that old stunt would he?
One player at Wigan was shown the door following this sort of shenanigins, it backed fired on him when he thought he'd been a smart @rse.
Personally I think that this is the usual sly story that comes out around the start of the Superleague with the view on unsettling one or two players.
On a final note in the unlikley event that it is all true if they want to go then let them. It is a well known fact that rugby union is less physically demanding and they could probably extend their respective careers by one or two years. Both players are reported to be on over £200K p/a and I doubt that they R.F.U. would risk offering them much more.
On another subject Gerome Guisset is rumored to be on his way to Wigan after a breif stint (6 months) in French Rugby Union. Guess that the grass is not always greener...
he's playing really well. I hope some other players come into form quickly as england need to win these last two matches!!!