What are Jake Livermore and Jack Cork doing playing for England?
They are not even top players for the clubs they play for – but maybe it’s an indication of the players we currently have available for the England side?
With players injured before the game yesterday with Germany which ended in a 0-0 draw – some Newcastle fans were hoping that Jonjo Shelvey would get a call-up, but it was not to be.
And England manager Gareth Southgate said he didn’t need a quarterback for the England side in these two friendly games – whatever that means.
The England International status is less than it used to be with anybody who can kick a ball and look good seemingly at some point called up to play for England.
Jonjo Shelvey – sent off against Spurs in August
We just cannot see England doing well at next year’s World Cup in Russia when we have a manager in place who was mediocre at best in club management and hasn’t been in club management for nearly 10 years when he was appointed as the England manager last year.
Gareth Southgate is an excellent guy, but we should be appointing England managers not based on their character and the fact they are English – but on their ability as managers.
Yes – it’s an interesting concept.
Here are some tweets from Newcastle fans.
Southgate didn’t pick shelvey because he didn’t want a qb at that position. No he wanted defensive minded Livermore whose atrocious. This country really selects some bonehead managers #nufc
— Lee (@lee_wilson1) November 11, 2017
Still think Shelvey could add something to this England team… just saying. ????? #NUFC
— Kris (@geordiekris83) November 10, 2017
Shelvey would add the penetration to the midfield that has been so badly missed for a long time with England #nufc
— Craig Johns (@craig_johns) November 10, 2017
— Chris Currie (@Wig82) November 10, 2017
I may be biased but Jake Livermore being picked for the England squad over Shelvey is laughable #NUFC
— Josh Pearson (@JoshPearson_10) November 10, 2017
As much as I don’t want shelvey to play for England. What must be do to earn a call up??!?! #nufc
— Nathy T (@NathyT_123) November 10, 2017
Rather Shelvey be overlooked by Southgate and 100 percent for a game which actually matters. England teams a farce anyway. #NUFC
— Dan Jolley (@Jolley_Man) November 8, 2017
Didn’t realise Loftus Cheek was a more accomplished footballer than Shelvey ? #nufc
— Ben (@Bengn87) November 9, 2017
— Lewi (@lewiiwhite) November 8, 2017
— Travis Smith (@TravisSmith89) November 8, 2017
Jack Cork gets a call up instead of Shelvey, wtf! #NUFC
— Kieran Parr (@KieranParr17) November 7, 2017
I refuse to believe that even Southgate is thick enough not to see Shelvey should be picked! Unless he’s been told he’s not allowed? #NUFC
— Rafa (@El_MagoNUFC) November 7, 2017
— GallowgateGossip (@ChatNUFC) November 7, 2017