Saturday, 27 February 2010
Four Glaring Omissions From England Squad
Great to see Baines and Warnock selected in the England squad. Who needs Bridge? Also pleased to see Walcott back in there. I think he is a must for South Africa because of his electric pace, especially if Lennon's groin refuses to heal. Remember it was a deep seated groin injury that destroyed Owen as an England player. Unfortunately for Mikey, our attempt to play him back into the squad hasn't worked out for him. How Owen must wish he could play West Ham every week! Zamora will also be disappointed but, despite his recent form, not many Hammers fans would take seriously his England credentials.
The surprise omissions for me are Foster, Robinson, Young and Joe Cole.
Bent seems to be on the reject pile and I am not surprised by that. And the same applies to Ivebonkedawhore. The decision to ignore an in form Robinson really surprises me. The guy has World Cup experience and looks as good as anybody between the sticks at the moment. Capello clearly does not fancy him for some reason. Foster also seems to have slipped down the pecking order, which is great news for Green.
The major shock is Joe Cole. I expected him to be given his chance based on his undoubted ability but, it seems, Capello is a man of his word. If you are not doing it at club level, you don't get picked! Amazing that, even in this season of terrible struggles, we still have 3 players in the squad.
It must be the first time in a long, long time that we have as many West Ham current players in the squad as players who have come through via the West Ham youth team and moved on to pastures new. In total, the West Ham link extends to 7, three current players, 3 players who made their league debuts with the Hammers, plus David James.
Posted by Hammersfan at 22:03