Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Walcott Dropped - Just As I Predicted

OK, I got one wrong, I thought Baines would go ahead of Warnock, but 6 out of 7 aint bad - and I called the exclusion of Walcott before any of the papers were even mooting the possibility.

So Matty made the plane after all. That must up his transfer value surely? And Scotty is heading home for a good rest.

The big disappointment for me is the decision to go with Wright-Phillips over Johnson. It seems Fabio is a very conservative sort of guy.

Well we know the squad now. All that's left is to win the bloody cup!


Anonymous said...

where's the proof - where are these "predictions" are they buried with all your other mutterings?

Hammersfan said...

Poor Unloved Upson Thread, comments. I've cut and pasted for you but check for yourself:

"I have posted that I think he will be included. My seven to stay home are Walcott, Huddlestone, Dawson, Parker, Warnock, Bent and Johnson. That's NOT my preferred seven, but that's who I think Capello will go with. I would take Johnson and, after the showing of Carrick and Huddlestone, might even take Parker.

31 May 2010 12:23"

TBI said...

Worst of all Trixibelle Heskey does it again!!

Hammersfan said...

I would have taken him. Both Rooney and Defoe can play off him. In fact, Rooney and Cole could play off him in a 4-3-2-1 formation: Hart: Johnson, Ferdinand, Carragher, A. Cole: Barry, Lampard, Gerrard: Rooney, Cole: Heskey.

dantheiron said...

ye but 1 issue here is green is no1 not hart

Hammersfan said...

Hart would be my number one. How many goals did HE concede against Mexico and Japan?

Shaun said...

Obviously DantheIron is referring to England's No.1 HF, as selected by Capello!...and that, unfortunately for James and Hart, is one Robert Green...as you will see when the teams line up against the USA!

Talk about 'jobs for the boys' in the final 23! The guys left out must be gutted! I can't believe he's taken Heskey before Bent, SWP before Johnson or Carragher before ANYBODY!! King is lame! Barry is injured! Mind-boggling stuff! I think Capello has his mind on other INTERests in the pipeline?!

Just looking back at your Mike Bassett 'Christmas Tree' formation at 20:03...apart from the wrong keeper, I notice you prefer 'Carra' to Terry/King/Upson?! The same Carra you were branding a 'cheating Scouse traitor' who shouldn't be on the plane?!! Yet...you'd have him in?!!? A bit odd that?!

Hammersfan said...

He's there so we might as well pick him! I think he's looked good in the friendlies to be honest.

Capello has clearly decided that experience is everything. My only complaint is the exclusion of Johnson. I'd have Heskey over Bent because Darren has looked like Marcus in an England shirt. He was there as the alternative to Defoe and Judas is twice the player! Warnock for Baines? Bit left field that one!