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Four Reds In England Squad

Hart, Green, Ruddy – Baines, Cahill, Cole, Johnson, Jones, Lescott, Terry – Barry, Downing, Gerrard, Lampard, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Parker, Walcott, Young – Carroll, Defoe, Rooney, Welbeck.

Gerrard is England captain.

“It was either Jones or Richards and I chose Jones,” said Hodgson.

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  1. James21 says:

    I prefer Anchor Budha. Its nice on toast.

  2. MG says:

    Red Neck

    That I can agree with. I mentioned too that if players have been picked on footballing decisions then half of the is picked how exactly?



    It’s all about that the organic cows Cedars


  3. Red Neck says:

    With a blindfold and a pin by the look of it.

  4. Saad says:

    Cheers, Kings & King Eric.

    5am in the morning and this is first thing I get to read: that despicable, vindictive plastic-surgeon’s-nightmare spewing more insults at Sir Alex.

    Cuntism is in the water served at Wastelands.

  5. Lou Lou says:

    England + hogson = clown

  6. MarkoWire says:

    Fatty Frank- well past his sell by date
    Milner – hardly kicked a football since his move from Villa
    Johnson – Helped the dippers to there worst record in half a century.
    Downing – Has 2 left feet

    Surely theres better out there than them.

  7. xol says:

    Piss take

  8. xol says:

    Take out Terry, the catalyst of doom. Rio in, as Captain because he didn’t do anything to warrant losing it in the first place. Roy and Gary working with those who’ll listen. Scholes, Carrick for 4-4-2, throw in (not literally) that little Xavi type one touch passer called Briton from Swansea if playing 3. Rest Paul after 60 odd mins and bring on Parker. Baines and Young can supply from the left. Right side isn’t the greatest but Jones has been crossing better. That kind of England set up isn’t going to happen but for me the quick thinking midfield is essential when you think what you’re up against with the different Nation’s styles. You play different against Germany than say Portugal.

  9. Nawaaz Casoojee says:

    I must admit,Rio Ferdinands ommission came as no surprize! Rio has done well in the second half of the season for United and having missed out on the 2010 World Cup through injury,he is understandably gutted to miss out once again! John Terry is Englands best defender,and so the racial row between the Chelsea captain and Rios brother Anton Ferdinand threathened the defensive partnership between Terry and Ferdinand,and so Terry gets the nod.
    Michael Carricks exclusion baffles me once again as I feel that he is really underated by the national side. Carricks much better technically then Scott Parker and Gareth Barry and he has had an excellent season at Old Trafford. Carricks a winner,who has helped United to 4 league titles as well as 3 Champions League finals so there is no reason why he can’t make it at international level.
    Chris Smalling will be gutted missing out through injury,and I’m sure Hodgson would have picked him had he been fit!
    Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones are talented young footballers who will make their majour tournament debuts at the Euros so we’ll wait and see how they fare.
    Ashley Young has been a key player for the Three Lions in their qualification campaign and will hope to replicate his form to cap off a brilliant season for both club and country.
    Wayne Rooney is suspended for Englands group games against France and Swedan,but his inclusion suggests that he is still miles ahead of any other Englosh striker. Welbeck and Carroll are young strikers who have no experience at this level,and Jermain Defoe is far from the quality of a Van Persie or Gomez,so Rooney finds himself carrying the burden of a nation once again.
    Cleverley hasn’t played enough to push for a place in the side as he picked up an injury which kept him out for large parts of the season.


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