Usual story with friendlies

the players you want to see given a chance pull out.

Of course the one most wanted to see start for England tonight, against Holland, was Aaron Lennon on the right. I’d have also liked to have seen Ledley King & Michael Dawson tried out in central defence. Reading on Sunday apart they’ve been top notch partnership of late. But we’ve got to put up with the usual suspects, with Gerrard out right.

Thankfully one that did pull out was the terminally dull fullback Gary Neville giving Micah Richards his debut. He may be a bit raw and untested but worth a punt, he surely can’t pass it back as much as Red Nev, something Paul Robinson will be happy about. Still surprised the grinning ginger twat didn’t opt for one of those other dullards Carragher or Neville Jnr.

Been much talk about formations again, everyone obviously hates 3-5-2, mainly as they saw it as the more defensive 5-3-2, so it’s back to 4-4-2 with a possibility of 4-3-3, ooh great 🙄

Why not try something really different, build the team around Rooney we keep being told, well where will he get most of the ball, in the midfield. He likes dropping deep so why not in midfield, play him in the role Scholes used to occupy.

Now with fully fit squad to play with, you’d have width and pace from Lennon & Joe Cole, Rooney covered by Hargreaves in midfield, again plenty of pace. Two decent strong fullbacks, along with a pair of strong centrebacks. Then with Rooney in position you’d still have place for two strikers, target man Crouch (OK no pace there) and a speedy lead the line merchant in Johnson (will Owen ever get back to that position?) and you wouldn’t have that Lampard v Gerrard in the middle debate, as one doesn’t deserve it of late and the other at all.

Well it ain’t going to happen, I know, so I’ll get ready with my McClaren out post 😀 .

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