The England National team thread

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  1. Thelonious

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    Nice to see Bentley finally make the squad aswell overdue callup, how come Hargreaves wasn't picked is he injured?
     
  2. ShearerM4

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    Was wondering the same abotu Hargreaves there must an explanation :(
     
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    Well McClaren knows that if we fail to qualify for the Euro's, he won't need a long term plan.

    He was wrong to drop Beckham. He dropped him for all the wrong issues. The same issues that also make other people treat him with disrespect, and none of those issues have anything to do with football.

    I'm happy that he's back in. Now we might see a little more blood and guts from this team of McClarens. Something they have been missing big time since Beckham was dropped.

    You look at players like Maldini. Yes he is getting on a bit now and he might have lost a yard or two of late, but his name is first on the teamsheet for his club and his country, despite his age. Why? Because apart from the experience this guy has under his belt, and his vision for the game, and his ability, he is a commanding figure on the pitch where just his presence there inspires others to perform. Beckham brings the same qualities to England.

    The fans wanted him back, (I think they made that very clear all the way through the last England game), and the fans got him back. Good on him.


    Hargreaves..... I do know that he was excused from training with the England squad this week to sort out his transfer to Man u, so maybe thats all there is to it really. Nice that Owen is coming to the EPL. He must be well chuffed to finally play his football in England. Germany has been kind to him and he owes them everything, but I think he always hoped to come here one day.

    Shame he picked THAT club though......HAHAHAHAHA....just kidding guys , just kidding
     
  4. ShearerM4

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    Aha... Hargreaves is suspended just like Rooney, therefore not in the squad.

    As for Beckham, his cons were starting to seriously outweigh the pros and consistently so since 2004. It's a good idea to have him in the squad, but he shouldnt be getting near the first 11 ever again.
     
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    If Becks keeps playing like he has in the MLS does he stand a chanve to make the NT? Or does playing in the states outomatically exempts you from playing the NT? :(
     
  6. ShearerM4

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    It would be a shame to see prejudice like that I must say. It's hard to tell. The main issue is that he won't be getting regular football from to November to April (or whatever the dates are :p ).
     
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    Nice to hear that Becks is back to the Engalnd NT. He has truly earned that call back after all those great performances with Real.
     
  8. pede54

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    Man, of course he will be in the starting 11. Who else have we got anyway. Lennon?.....Wallcott?.....mate, they are nowhere near the quality needed in the National Team. They should still be playing for the under 21's FFS. They should watch Beckham and realise there is more to football than just running fast. If Real Madrid and Capello have at last realised what a talent they have playing for them, then I dont think its much to ask that the English public( or at least some of them), do the same.

    Unless the issues are non football related of course:mexican:
     
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    He maybe could pull a "Larsson Loan Thing" for example...

    Great post Pede54
     
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    He missed the last 6 weeks of the season due to a knee injury. I doubt he would have been fit anyway.
     
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    Beckham never deserved to be fully dropped in the first place. With fat frank lumping his balls left right and centre we need someone with a proper pass in them.
     
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    Didn't Rooney just get back from a ban? What the hell is his problem?

    Nick's right too, Lampard's been **** but nobody wants to say it (if you pound ball after ball from 30 yards one is bound to deflect it's way in). So Beckham takes the brunt of the anger, like Crouch when the other forwards play like ****.
     
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    Think that ban was his sending off in portugal. This one is for accumulated bookings.
     
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    hahahahahaaa....you'll have to do better than that to get a rise outa me Nick.:mexican:
     
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    Nick's right though. Lampard has been well below the standard for the past year for England - everything he's done has been ineffective. Beckham's been in fantastic form. At least someone in the team will be able to string a few passes together.

    Another thing about Beckham - I think that having him in the first 11 will raise the tempo of our game. Beckham chases the ball down everywhere on the pitch. He's been a man on a mission as of late, and his inclusion can only have positive effects. **** the people that say we taken a "backwards step".
     
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    He does anything but chase the ball around with England, looks the part of the tired winger.

    Too bad Hargreaves is suspended, he should play with Lampard with Gerrard benched. Gerrard's ethic with Liverpool never transpires to the NT.
     
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    Well to be honest I think that you can say that many England players have been well below standard for a good while. It's a bit weak to point out one player when the likes of Gerrard and many other players have also been underperforming for too long.

    Since McClaren took over, they all look depressed to me. Having Becks back will raise everyone's spirits I think. You only have to read the comments made by some England players about Becks returning to see how much it means to them.
     
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    I know the english have pride but there are seldom any good english coaches. Seriously, once Steve is exposed England need to nationaly pray for someone more tactically suited.
     
  20. ShearerM4

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    Embarrassingly poor first half. We should have simply invited the Feroe Islands for the first game at Wembley.

    Lampard his usual waste of space.
     
      

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