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Thursday, 13 May 2010

The England A Team

Having looked at the 30 man squad for the World Cup, I have come up with an alternative England team. Some strange selections perhaps but I feel they all bring something to the party and I have made a case for each of them - go take a look at my light-hearted selection.

Other players could argue a case for the long-list never mind my outsiders XI but should England need them (injuries) and if they can find them (holidays), then they could always call up - The A Team.
1- Paul Robinson
Solid and consistent season for Blackburn, has WC experience as the main man.
2 - Gary Neville
Vastly experienced and reliable full-back who can defend - universally popular with supporters.
5 - Gary Cahill
Mature approach to the game, would have learned from the adventure as cover for the defensive cover.
6 - Phil Jaglielka
Well-rested and heading back to peak form, the only centre half I've seen come close to handling Torres at his best.
3 - Phil Neville
A follower at United but a leader at Everton, professional and influential squad member.
7 - David Bentley
Considered and measured approach, with decent delivery. Raw pace or end product?
4 - Owen Hargreaves
Talented, competitive and fully rested. England's best player in 2006, well worth the risk.
8 - Jimmy Bullard
A great character around the squad and a quality footballer... Would breathe life into a 'flat' performance.
10 - Danny Murphy
Runs the show on the pitch for Fulham, no English midfielder has done that for a while. Top player.
11 - Matthew Etherington
Would this be a gamble? Perhaps but he’s by far the best left-winger on this coupon, sorry list.
9 - Bobby Zamora
A target man who scores goals… Bang in form and full of confidence. Injured but could rest on the bench.

Come on England!

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