Englands 30 man squad

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Jmetz, 12 May 2010.

  1. Jmetz

    Jmetz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Preston/Manchester
    So a large percentage of our defence is unfit, with our best defender now soon to be ruled out due to a broken metatarsal (John Terry)

    Anyone else see a distinctly average squad?
     
  2. OP
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    Jmetz

    Jmetz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Preston/Manchester
    P.s i take it back it now turns out just to be a knock the pansy.

    But good news definately... however i stand by my average squad comment.
     
  3. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    actually it's your defence not ours :smile::biggrin:
     
  4. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I think we're representing Britain on your behalf, Noodles!
     
  5. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    oSLo
    The best defence we've ever had was Hadrian's Wall! :wacko:

    If we had to wait for Scotland to win anything (other than the wooden spoon) then we'd have nothing but a lot of, er, wooden spoons! :tongue:
     
  6. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    I wonder just how many goals USA will score. I reckon 2-0 in favour of the US.
     
  7. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Thank God for that, we wouldn't want to be stuck with one of your goalkeepers.
     
  8. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    In my book ledleys' got to be the best of the three 'primo' central defs on offer at the moment. He's certainly got terry in his pocket.

    I'd really like to have seen a scholes/lampard central midfield but alas, not to be.
     
  9. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    That's very kind of you all to care so much, but see next time - dinnae bother :biggrin:
     
  10. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    That figures - descended from poncy Romans :biggrin::biggrin:
     
  11. Piemaster

    Piemaster Guru

    Location:
    UK City of Culture
    and both scored by Altidore. He only got one all season for us so its bound to happen.
     
  12. OP
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    Jmetz

    Jmetz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Preston/Manchester
    kings quality

    but a waste of time in a tournie such as this, we need to gain team stability and the potential for him to drop out due to injury after a game or two is too great imo

    however, ferdinand is also lacking fitness and now terry too..... slightly concerning.....

    can't say i feel crouch warrants his place in the side either
     
  13. mangaman

    mangaman Guest

    I agree dan - Ledley's been the best English centre back this season. OK - he can't train to save his knees - so what. He's the best we've got.

    Centre midfiield is still my concern. We need a decent holding midfielder.

    We're gambling on Barry's fitness. I think we need more back up there.

    Overall a reasonable 30 to pick though. I can't think of a ludicrous omission or a ludicrous pick.

    My main worry is strikers. I'm not convinced Rooney is fit - he has had multiple injury problems recently, and we've nobody else anywhere near him in terms of class
     
  14. mangaman

    mangaman Guest

    He looks a bit odd but has scored 20 goals in 37 appearances for England.

    That is a seriously good return. The obvious fact that he is about 8 feet tall make him a must-go to South Africa for me.

    Even if he doesn't start, he offers an obvious Plan B, which as his record shows is very impressive in terms of goals scored.
     
  15. OP
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    Jmetz

    Jmetz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Preston/Manchester
    I just hate the long ball clumsy football, i have to put up with enough of it being a Blackburn fan.... for me its got to be heskey and rooney starting....

    Heskey gets slated a lot but his presence has served us well throughout qualification.

    SWP isnt a player im keen on either...

    Its sad to say that IMO we only have a two world class players Terry and Rooney....
     
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