Saturday, September 30, 2006

Reds Trio Called Up For England Squad

Our skipper, rock and beanpole has been called up for the next 2 England fixtures. Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Peter Crouch are in the squad of 24 players called up by Steve McClaren for the matches against FYR of Macedonia and Croatia.

I didn't include Kirkland because he's on loan, although technically he's still in the team.

England Squad:

Goalkeepers: Robinson (Tottenham), Foster (Man Utd), Kirkland (Liverpool);

Defenders: G Neville (Man Utd), P Neville (Everton), Brown (Man Utd), Terry (Chelsea), Ferdinand (Man Utd), Carragher (Liverpool), King (Tottenham), A Cole (Chelsea), Bridge (Chelsea);

Midfielders: Lampard (Chelsea), Gerrard (Liverpool), Jenas (Tottenham), Carrick (Man Utd), Richardson (Man Utd), Downing (Middlesbrough), Wright-Phillips (Chelsea), Parker (Newcastle);

Strikers: Rooney (Man Utd), Crouch (Liverpool), Johnson (Everton), Defoe (Spurs).

I'm not at all surprised by the exclusion of David Beckham. His England career is all but over when you see people like Shaun Wright-Phillips who rarely gets a game, is in front of him in the England packing order. Oh and why on earth is Jermine Jenas still in the squad? For f*'s sake, a half crippled Kevin Nolan is still the better choice!

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