Paul Merson looks at England's World Cup 30 and tells us who'll make it and who'll miss out...Back to story
parker should go instead of carrack he deserves it more he has been more consistant. heskey is a waste of space bent should go.
Posted 21:19 4th June 2010
Well Well Well, if you dont take your inform players form the premiership then you wont win nothing,i would like to see an english manager as these forginers dont have a clue about supposedly one of the best leagues in the world...looking at his selection its a joke...i see an early plane home for the lads hope iam wrong!
Posted 23:51 3rd June 2010
I think that playing crouch at the start of the match is stupid because crouch is always in the right place at the right time so i think when we are in need of a goal he can be a super sub.Capello should put gerard in strike and play him just behind rooney so he can use his power and pace and partner up with rooney .
Posted 12:21 3rd June 2010
my starting will be 4-3-3 HART , JOHNSON TERRY FERDINAND COLE , LAMPARD GERRARD CARRICK/BARRY , JOHNSON ROONEY LENNON .
Posted 14:46 2nd June 2010
I agree with most of Merson's squad except picking Carrick, Milner and Gerrard as they are pretty much the same player. I would only pick two of them and would take SWP definitely, as he is more than a winger in that he can play on the right side of a three man midfield. Yet it matters not who we pick if Capello doesn't sort out the formation which should be a back five consisting of Carra, Rio, Terry and Glen and Ashley as the wingbacks. Ledley King has to play in central midfield against the Spain's and Brazil's for us to hace a great chance, and the front three will take care of itself. We can also play 4-3-3 but no 4-4-2 it inhibits us and we've never won anything playing that way! By the way Sol and Micah should have been in that squad.
Posted 16:52 1st June 2010
When is capello going to realise that Lampard never turns up for England. He's brilliant for Chelsea but he wouln't be my first choice in midfield.
Posted 15:14 1st June 2010
James,G.Johnson,Terry,Rio,A.Cole at the back, Lennon,Lampard,Barry and J.Cole in midfield with gerrard playing behind rooney...Heskey can always bring his physical game when were chasing a game with crouch whos always got a goal in him.but personally id rather take bent that heskey because he deserves a shot but i think heskey will go.
Posted 14:31 1st June 2010
i think heskey shouldn't make it through. walcott and lennon are way better than shaun wright phillips. hart and james with green are choice for GK. joe cole is an amazing player, great goal against jpn. rooney can take england to the finals with gerrard and lampard feeding off him. rio is a great defender and deserves to be captain. he has great experience and can gide the younger players. glen johnson is a rising star as we saw against mexico. he is certainly going through. our biggest rivals in group c is usa. hope it works out for england. all england need to do is attack the ball, not leave it to the last minute.
Posted 14:14 1st June 2010
reply to mr stenson,if you are going to knock the england team ,try and get your facts right!Terry crap all season!couple of bad games i agree but since new year has been most consistent centre back in prem.Four or five players in good form?Johnson hasnt been playing well all season,crouch cant get in spurs team,must be watching different league, because think both Coles have ben excellent,Lamps not been to bad,i mean over twenty goals in season!AGAIN!!!!Rio has now played last five ,six games not looked to bad has he,won all games since hes been back for utd and England.Think Serbia and Ghana would not wont to play us,Serbia in disarray Ghana without they one world class player.England quarters easily then who knows.Come on England!!
Posted 13:54 1st June 2010
starting 11 , my choice , :: joe hart , glen johnson , rio ferdinand , ledley king , ashley cole, theo wallcot , frank lampard , steven gerrard, james milner , emile heskey , wayne rooney
Posted 13:34 1st June 2010
if only we could take 23 wayne rooney's
Posted 13:28 1st June 2010
Theo Walcott was the new Henry, he coud not run a bath let alone a touch line. SWP all day long
Posted 13:03 1st June 2010
England are not going to win the WC. If they get to the quarter final they will be lucky. Crouch should be starting with Rooney, Heskey should be at home playing Fifa 10 on his xbox along with Theo Walcott and Gary Neville. Englands best players are Rooney, Gerrard, Joe Cole and John Terry. If all 4 of them play they will do ok.
Posted 12:55 1st June 2010
i would take scott parker as he has had a fantasitic season for west ham. darren bent for me has to go and he has scored 23 premier league goals. the 2nd top english goalscorer. what has heskey contributed this season!!!!
Posted 12:44 1st June 2010
Heskey would only go to fall over in the box,but please don't let Lamps take the pens.walcott is a joke,leave him at home where he belongs.Bent is lazy.I don't think it matters who he takes England haven't got the heart to win.
Posted 12:43 1st June 2010
Amazed that no one gives Bent a chance to go to SA. He is the third highest scorer in the Premier League and the second highest if you take away Drogba. I thought Capello said he would pick the england team on form !! Heskey 3 goals this season + 2 cup goals against Bents 25 goals all in just doesnt stack up with regard to Fabios comments. what if Rooney gets injured ( likely ), are we going to play with heskey and defoe or crouch, looks like another tournament of ' what ifs !!! '.
Posted 12:38 1st June 2010
My squad would be: James, Green, Hart, G Johnson, Terry, Ferdinand, Carragher, Dawson, King, Baines, A Cole, Walcott, Lennon, Gerrard, Lampard, Parker, J Cole, Milner, A Johnson, Rooney, Crouch, Defoe, Bent. My 7 to drop would be: Heskey (can't score goals for England, can't play for Aston Villa - why him and not Agbonlahor/Zamora?), Upson (has not coped well, in a season that West Ham would rather forgett), Warnock (3rd choice left-back, although could break through in a few years), Huddlestone (a bit inexperienced, and lacked a few necessary qualities against Japan, but should really burst onto the scene in time for Brazil 2014), Wright-Phillips (not been in his usually superb form, would have picked him in any other year), Carrick (lacks the determination that Scott Parker has in the holding midfield role, and lacks the creativity and goals that Gerrard and Lampard have in attacking midfield) and Barry (would be a great pick, but severe doubts about his recent fitness).
Posted 12:26 1st June 2010
Arron Lennons goals per caps is atrocious.Whats the point of bombing down the wing and crossing to nobody as the rest are still trying to catch up.If england are losing at least Theo can score goals.Remember the Hat trick. Lose Lrennon,Cole, King, Huddlestone, Bent Wright phillips and Dawson Wheres Ian Wright then blame Capello for not liking him so will not play Shaun and how many caps did you win Ian Nuff said
Posted 12:15 1st June 2010
I would Leave out John terry i think he is overated dawson is the man to play along side rio. Darren Bent he jus connot play with rooney every time they have played together not one of them have scored. Steven Warnock He hasn't played one minute of the warm up games hasn't had a chance so he will not be going. Scott parker has had a really good season but he has played for england in the warm up and i dont think he could compete for a place in englands midfield Adam Johnson he is young and it would be hard to get in the squad with the likes of theo joe cole phillips possibly milner. i would not take heskey either he just cannot finish Carrick just havent had no game time
Posted 12:10 1st June 2010
take darren bent because he scored more goals than heskey, crouch, and Defoe and will do well for england
Posted 11:59 1st June 2010
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