Friday, 12 June 2009
England As Seen By A Man City Fan
(Submitted by an Unreal City fan)
Looking at the England side against Andorra and comparing with the best City side that we could select just now, I asked myself which of the England players would I bring in to replace any players in my best current City lineup of:
Given, Zabaleta, Kompany, Onuoha, Bridge, DeJong, Barry, SWP, Ireland, Robinho, Bedlamy (tough on Dunnie)
Well, I decided that Nedum would go to make way for Terry, Bridge make way for Cole, Bedlamy for Rooney and, a tough one, probably Irish to make way for Gerrard. You could argue Lampard for Barry, but I like Barry's left foot and rather more disciplined approach to defending. With both Gerrard and Lamps in the side, there's too much going forward and not enough solidity in front of the back four.
That means only 4 players get into a side that finished 10th in the Premier League and probably on end of season form was possibly 7th best behind Rags, Sibneft, Pool, Arse, Toffees and Harrods. Villa were in freefall, Spuds and Wham about the same as us. That puts England into perspective for me, fourth favourites for the World Cup say the bookies but probably not good enough to get into the Champions League from the Premier League.
Hammersfan adds: Presumably you would swap Capello for Hughes? I'd have Walcott over SWP, Ferdinand over Kompany and Lampard over De Jong personally mate! And if it is an away game, 'Arry's wife ahead of Ribena! So with Barry playing for both, not much change!
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:53