QuartzGooner wrote:I would have taken Micah Richards over Jones. Jones will probably be very good one day, but he is still learning and I can see him getting caught out positionally if he plays.
Would have taken Crouch over Defoe. People laugh at Crouch but he gets goals for England.
Downing seems to be included to supply crosses for Carroll, but can think of little else he does.
Gutter for Adam Johnson who is a very good player, if I was him I would look to move to a club where regular first team football is likely.
Would have preferred Ferdinand to Terry, I just cannot stand Terry and I think he will be bad for morale.
I think this squad was effectively chosen for Roy. I rate Richards but he is not citeh regular right back, johnson can play either rb or lb. Rio hasn't been a regular in the england squad for 2 years. Has everyone forgotten he went to 2010 world cup as captain and didn't play as he got injured, he's too much of injury risk and that would disrupt the team plan. Jones can cover cb,rb and dm so a much more versitile option than Richards and Rio. I also would've chosen Carroll ahead of Crouch, he works harder for the team and pretty useful in defensive situation. Just surprised Bent and Carrick didn't make the squad. Very surprised the Ox made the cut, can't see him playing unless we get to the 3rd/4th play off. Stevie G is the best English captain around. There is only one trophy he hasn't lifted, and as he's won more cups than any other player in the squad. This is a cup competition so it makes sense. It's a well balanced squad. Let's just hope the french and dutch self implode.