posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 04:11 PM
england have a very low chance of winning the world cup in my oppinion.
i am not english, i am welsh, and since wales are not in the world cup i am completely un biased.
lets have a break down of the squad shall we?
#1 GK - David James
DJ is 40 this year, sure, he is experienced, but he is getting on a bit now, he has focus, but the nickname "calamity james" isn't for nothing let
me tell you, there is no room for slip-ups in the world cup, let's hope he doesn't stumble.
GK - Robert Green
now i dont know too much about RG but i know he only has 9 caps, some say he only got this place by default, he is 30 but has only 9 caps, doesn't
fill be full of confidence that he is up for the job.
GK - Joe Hart
had a great season this year while on loan to birmingham, he has been put up for the best GK of the season in the premier league, where he stands on
the international level is un certain to me, but we will soon see.
DEF - John Terry
Been in the news in the last couple of months over his private life, but that hasn't seen him down as he is the first captain in Chelsea's history
to hold the coveted double, he is always in my team when choosing a central defender, very consistant, good choice for the world cup, hopefully
nothing else will be un earthed to put him off focus. (had the captains title for England stripped off him at the start of the year because of his
private issues, it is vital to have a strong captain who is a positive influence on the team, and i guess that England felt he didn't deserve it)
DEF - Ashley Cole
has been injured earlier this year, but seems to be back to fitness, if he wasn't injured then i would have put him as one of the top ranking
defenders, unfortunatily i think he will still be under pressure by the media during the world cup since his ex-wife is now linked to Will-I-Am and
may be front page news many times a week, hopefully he keeps on target.
DEF - Michael Dawson
mid way through the 2009/10 season he became captain of tottenham while they stormed and struggled to get the 4th spot, so he must be quite good, was
initially in the 30 man squad but was ousted when cutting it down to 23, he came back into the squad when England captain, Rio Ferdinand suffered an
MID - Steven Gerrard
this is a hard one for me to call, he was obviously one of the first on the list, and is in many peoples dream team, etc. but for me, stevie G has not
quite cut it this season to me, maybe it is he is unhappy of Liverpools under achieving, but for me, he hasn't had his best season, he is now the
England captain for the world cup, the 3rd one this year, talk about stability, the reason for his lack of success this season may be bacause of his
more back-up striker role, there is no doubt in my mind that he is one of the best midfielders in the game and crucial to the squad, but his season
has been less than convincing for me.
DEF - Glen Johnson
a few good games this season, with only a minor set back of injury, but is 100% fit for the job now, an average player in my own oppinnion but we will
see what he can do, had an overall ok season but was is still part of the sinking ship that is liverpool, hopefully they can rise back up though.
MID - Frank Lampard
one of the best midfielders ever for me, what other midfielders score 27 goals a season, season after season, winning cup after cup, one of the main
influences on Chelsea as a team and the same for England. is going to prove crucial for England.
MID - James Milner
In form for Villa after a permanent feature of the Under-21s. Offers width and intelligence and his award as the PFA’s Young Player of the Year and
place in the Premier League Team of the Year confirms his elevation to senior status.
MID - Joe Cole
an on and off season for Cole, but he is a real fire cracker and i hope he will shine throughout englands world cup.
to be continued...