After all the fuss about Andy Carroll getting a full England call-up, he has been left out – so why was he not included in the England U-21 squad?
Andy Carroll – left out of full England and U21 squads
33 year-old Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies has been picked by England for the first time, a week after admitting he had given up all hope of representing his country. Maybe that’s what got him in.
Carroll had been included in Fabio Capello’s provisional 30-man squad after an impressive start to the Premier League season, so why he has been left out, we have no idea.
Andy Carroll is surely the future for England and not Kevin Davies, although Kevin should have been playing for England years ago, instead of inept players like Emile Heskey – at least Kevin scores goals.
Emile scored 7 goals in 62 appearances for England, and that would have been great if he had been a right back – but he’s a striker for heavens sakes.
Fabio Capello’s has even recalled goalkeeper Robert Green and why that is the case – again we have no idea – we are completely mystified.
We have nothing personal against Green the man – nothing at all – in fact he has shown tremendous personal courage since his England mistake. But surely Robert’s last game for England was when he threw the ball into the net against the USA – if it’s not then it should be.
The squad selection is either inept – or it shows just how poor the up-and-coming England players are – we think it’s the former.
The only good youngster selected is 18 year-old Jack Wilshere, who has been playing very well for Arsenal and is England’s future, but there are other youngsters who should have made the squad, which is full of the same old players, with the emphasis on old.
After the performance of some of these players in South Africa, other players should have been given their chance – if not now – when?
The England squad for the European Championship qualifier against Montenegro on Tuesday, October 12th is:
Ben Foster (Birmingham City), Robert Green (West Ham United), Joe Hart (Manchester City); Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), John Terry (Chelsea), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa); Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Joe Cole (Liverpool), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Aston Villa); Darren Bent (Sunderland), Peter Crouch (Tottenham Hotspur), Kevin Davies (Bolton), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).