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Hodgson's Choice: 4 Blues In England Euro Squad

Hodgson's Choice: 4 Blues In England Euro Squad

The Football Association have announced England manager Roy Hodgson's squad for this summer's European Championships. Four Blues will be on the various flights...

Champions Joe Hart, Gareth Barry, James Milner and Joleon Lescott have all excelled for City this past season.

Meanwhile Stretford's representation also totals four players with suspended Wayne Rugney leading the way for Ashley Plunge, Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones. Struggling Liverpool also have four players in their former manager's twenty-three.

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Man City), Rob Green (West Ham), John Ruddy (Norwich)

Defenders: Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Man United), John Terry (Chelsea), Joleon Lescott (Man City), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Leighton Baines (Everton)

Midfielders: Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Stewart Downing (Liverpool), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Gareth Barry (Man City), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Scott Parker (Tottenham), Ashley Young (Man United), James Milner (Man City)

Forwards: Wayne Rooney (Man United), Danny Welbeck (Man United), Andy Carroll (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham)

Standby players: Jack Butland (Birmingham City), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea).

- File under incredulously overlooked:

FA Cup and Premier League winner, 23 year old Micah Richards, a vastly experienced powerful athlete with 226 City League and Cup appearances plus 32 England starts at all levels to his name has not been selected.

Hodgson and his advisers have clearly been feeding into the laughable myth that inexperienced 20 year old Phil Jones is the next Duncan Edwards.

24 year old Adam Johnson dips out but is at least on standby. He has been unable to maintain the scintillating form he is more than capable of.

In this correspondents opinion, with the likes of Andy Carroll and his pisspoor 11 goals in 18 months for Liverpool at a cost of £3.4 million each up front and so many of a dreary failed old guard still on board, beleaguered England are in for another tough tournament.




UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times East Manchester

Fri 27 July Arsenal, Birds Nest Stadium, Beijing, Friendly
Su 12 August, Chelsea, Villa Park, Community Shield
Sa 18 August, To Be Confirmed, PL

- The 2012/13 Premier League season will kick off on Saturday the 18th August 2012. Fixtures will be announced around the middle of June, with the first set of television picks selected approximately 2-3 weeks later.




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Writer:Johnny Baguette Champions Newsdesk
Date:Wednesday May 16 2012
Time: 1:22PM

Comments

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Gutted for Micah. Some really average footballers in that squad.
Bluedub
16/05/2012 16:29:00
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Stewart Downing after his 0 goals and 0 assists season, you really can't make it up.
StuMCFC
16/05/2012 17:51:00
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Thank god I'm not English. I have zero expectations of the American team because we don't have other good options. England constantly get it wrong
redwhiteandbluemoon
16/05/2012 19:08:00
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Incredible that Glenn Johnson and Phil jones get the nod ahead of Richards, and Downing ahead of AJ is just laughable what has he EVER done for club and country, I just don't understand what any coach sees in him, he's just plain crap FFS. The good thing is that this will most certainly be an early exit for England so we can get out players back early for some good rest before pre-season.
Blue ponderer
16/05/2012 19:11:00
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Just look at that raft of failed golden generation old codgers. They will get burned off by the French whizz kids for starters. Scraped results all round!
Johnny Baguette
16/05/2012 21:15:00
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Stuart Downing? PMSL! Absolutely no chance Ingerlund, no chance at all.
fifthcolumnblue
16/05/2012 21:21:00
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When will the England coach understand the "old guard" hasn't done anything in international play and needs to be replaced? I doubt Milner sees the pitch at all this summer while Gerrard starts every game. Will Joe Hart even be first choice?
PhillyBlueMoon
17/05/2012 15:01:00
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