Predicting England's next world cup squad...

Discussion in 'Premier League: News and Analysis' started by RoyalMan, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. RoyalMan

    RoyalMan New Member

    May 18, 2002
    Reading
    Here's a little game in which you predict England's next world cup squad and if we're still around in 4 years we can hopefully save this thread somewhere and see how we all fared. My England squad would be:

    Goalkeepers:
    David James
    Paul Robinson
    Stuart Taylor

    Defenders:
    Danny Mills
    John Terry
    Rio Ferdinand
    Ledley King
    Sol Campbell
    Ashley Cole
    Gareth Barry


    Midfielders:
    David Beckham
    Joe Cole
    Steven Gerrard
    Kevin Nolan (? I mean the young Bolton lad)
    Kieron Dyer
    Michael Carrick
    Seth Johnson/Owen Hargreaves
    Jermaine Pennant

    Strikers:
    Michael Owen
    Jermaine Defoe
    Alan Smith
    Carlton Cole
    Robbie Fowler
     
  2. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Glad to see young Nolan in there, he's not getting the recognition he deserves. David Platt has never liked Bolton so it'll be a cold day in hell before he picks him.

    Kevin Nolan is one of England's best midfield prospects and at 19 he can only get better (I hope ;) )
     
  3. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Goalkeepers:

    Robinson
    Kirkland
    James

    Defenders
    Wes Brown
    Jonathan Woodgate
    Wayne Bridge
    Ledley King
    Ashley Cole
    Rio Ferdinand
    Sol Campbell

    Midfielders
    Steven Gerrard
    Paul Scholes
    David Beckham
    Joe Cole
    Kieron Dyer
    Micheal Carrick
    David Dunn
    “Wor lad Jenas”


    Strikers
    Micheal Owen
    Jermaine Defoe
    Alan Smith
    Emile Heskey
    Robbie Fowler
     
  4. DoctorSoccer

    DoctorSoccer New Member

    Aug 3, 2002
    Los Angeles
    what about...

    What about Lee Boywer? He probably will be forgiven for his transgressions by 2006 and is the answer to some England's winger problems. he was a superstar in the CL two years ago.
     
  5. Motterman

    Motterman Member

    Jul 8, 2002
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nicky Butt did well for England in Japorea, he'll get more playing time starting this year for United as well.....
     
  6. Miguel88

    Miguel88 New Member

    Aug 8, 2002
    These are all starters, not subs, or reserves....because i don't have much time....
    Well, as goalkeepers go, Seaman, well, maybe on the roster, but I'd put James as a starter
    Defenders:Rio, Phillip Neivelle, Campbell, Ashley Cole
    Mids: Becks, Gerrard, Scholes, and Dyer
    Strikers:Fowler and Owen
    Yeah, I'd also like to see Kevin Nolan get some action, maybe after he gets a little more experience under his belt......But he'd do quite nicely and impress some managers as well
     
  7. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    Out of current players

    GK:
    James
    Robinson
    Kirkland

    DEF:
    Ferdinand
    Ashley Cole
    Woodgate (if he isn't in prison)
    Sol Campbell
    Bridge
    Gary Neville
    Carragher

    MID:
    Beckham
    Gerrard
    Scholes
    Butt
    Jenas
    Dunn
    Owen Hargreaves
    Kevin Nolan

    FOR:
    DeFoe
    Alan Smith
    Jansen
    Owen
    Carlton Cole
     
  8. Mc_Midas

    Mc_Midas New Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    -Rotherham!-
    it really is a sad that the fact that david james is possibly in the frame as in england starter (based on what ppl think). he is a dodgy keeper - if he had the skills for international lvl liverpool wouldn't have gotten rid of him. a first choice england keeper can not play for a mid table team :eek:
     
  9. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Why not? Never did Shilts any harm. Unless you think he was a dodgy keeper too.

    And playing for mid-table West Ham didn't exactly hold Bobby Moore and Martin Peters back on the old international success front, now did it?

    Besides, James is much better than people give him credit for. Playing behind England's defence is not exactly the same as watching Babb, Ruddock and Scales run into each other in front of you for five seasons.
     
  10. Mc_Midas

    Mc_Midas New Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    -Rotherham!-
    that was back in the day - these days englands first choice has to be playing european football.
     
  11. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    It helps, sure. But Joe Cole, Micheal Carrick, Trevor Sinclair, Kieron Dyer, Wayne Bridge and Darius Vassell were also not playing European football when selected for the World Cup - should they have been omitted? I don't think so. Above that, Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler, Danny Mills, Teddy Sheringham, and Nigel Martyn were not playing Champions League football and the likes of Nicky Butt rarely get a consistent run of games in Europe for their club.

    That's just the way it is. No reason to omit James, given current resources.
     
  12. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Um..i can't believe only one person picked Terry.

    He may not break up Campbell and ferdinand, but he sure as hell will make the squad.
     
  13. DEREK WHITE

    DEREK WHITE New Member

    Englands World cup Squad

    This may be a pointless exercise as they may not even qualify for the next world cup.This is typical of England fans one good result in the World cup over an Argentinian side that never looked like creating a goal scoring oppurtunity and then the worst attacking performance I have ever seen against a team that was down to 10 men.If they do qualify then John Terry will probably be doing time at her majesty's pleasure.
     
  14. Mc_Midas

    Mc_Midas New Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    -Rotherham!-
    the above are quality - james is an overrated keeper by miles - not worthy of international keeperage atm - martyn is a far better keeper :eek: tho he wont be around by next wc tho.
     
  15. Mc_Midas

    Mc_Midas New Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    -Rotherham!-
    also - only rio ferdinand is a first choice england player ( bar trev ) - and he has played at champ league 8]
     
  16. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    James may not be 1st choice, as Robinson, Taylor and Kirkland would have a lot more experience by 2006, and they would probably have developed into the top keepers they promise to be. There may even be someone else who we've never heard of, or previously considered making a name for themselves.
     
  17. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Re: Englands World cup Squad

    No, this is typical of the lame, jaundiced view about "England fans" that some despos cling on to for whatever reason makes sense to them.

    For fuck's sake, it's just idle speculation, on the England National Team thread of an Internet forum, four years prior to the event. It's not like we just invaded Poland.

    When are the likes of you going to GET OVER IT? Jesus ...
     
  18. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Sheffield Wednesday
    England
    Nov 7, 2001
    Re: Englands World cup Squad

    Yeah good one yank.
    We obviously haven't got the right to have a guess at a future england squad.
    ooh how could we have the nerve to start such an offensive thread??
    I hope we didn;t offend you too much.
    You can crawl back under your rock now.
    bye bye.
     
  19. DEREK WHITE

    DEREK WHITE New Member

    Wrong again not a yank just living over here.
     
  20. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    WEll that's even dafter then innit?
     

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