Wednesday, March 22, 2006
The Final 23 - Part I - Goalies
Richard Wright - I have always rated Wright highly, but I cannot deny that his inclusion (in my squad, it is very unlikely he'll make Sven's) is due to a dearth of quality English keepers. I cannot bring myself to put James in because of past failures and Robert Green hasn't had the best season with Norwich. The only other feasible choice would be Chris Kirkland but he is perenially injured. So for my third choice I would go for (brace yourselves Kerron and Wooter)....
Ben Foster - I have only seen him live once and wasn't that impressed (mind the other keeper that day was a decidedly dodgy Nicky Weaver), but as a young keeper with plenty of potential, he has had a strong season with promotion-chasing Watford (Come on! Stuff the Pigs and the Scum) and going to the World Cup would be beneficial. But let me say, injuries permitting, Wright and Foster would have no chance of playing.
Without a doubt the defensive leader will be in the back two and i await your selection in that dept.
Glad you didn't mention the equally rick-prone Robert Green at Norwich. That guy flaps like a canary!
We just need someone solid.
As much as I hate to say it, I wouldn't go for Foster. As a fellow keeper, I have to say he is technically not that good, he is just humongous!Unfortunately he relies on his size too much and isn't the safest pair of hands by any stretch of the imagination.
To state the bleedin' obvious, England would be stuffed without Robinson. I remember reading some time ago that Carlo Cudicini would be qualified for England at some stage...he'd be first reserve if he did. Otherwise its only Calamity James in the frame.
I'd pick Richrd Wright, Ben Foster, Chris Kirkland, Mr Blobby and Dave Beasant before I called David James.
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