for the upcoming friendly
I know some people say its stupid we have a friendly, i dont, it will be interested to see who gets picked, who gets booed. I would have a big clearout, im not including man u or chelsea players cause of community shield, i know it doesnt really matter, but i wouldnt pick them if i was cappelo
GK - Hart, James, Foster
Simple really, James was solid at world cup, one of our best players, not many to pick from i know, hart is the future, foster should have a great season at birmingham.
DF - Richards, Onouha, Dawson, Cahill, Gibbs, Ridgewell, Scott Dann, Roger Johnson
Not the strongest, and barely any caps between them, but with ferdinand out, and im not including chelsea/man u players because of the community shield. Its not that bad of a defence. In fact in theory every player there is a very strong player, I picked the three birmingham defenders simply because birmingham had one of the best defences in the prem in the league last year, cause of them three players.
MF - Gerrard, Milner, Huddlestone, Johnson, Walcott, Cattermole, Parker, Wilshere, Matty Taylor
A lot of strong players there, in the middle and on the wings, wilshere is ready imo, I think this because every year i watch the emirates cup and he performs better than everyone else playing, players that have played top flight footall for years. Matty taylor, cause why not? he has been a good consistent performer for years now and is never mentioned.
ST - Cole, Bent, Defoe, Zamora
Bent should of gone to world cup, defoe is solid and performed well, zamora deserves it after last year, cole is like heskey but better, involves people in the game like heskey, but can score as well.
Say what you want about this team, i think its pretty good, not a world class team yet, but in a few years, who knows, a lot of young players who already play regular football at the highest level, the premiership, and have potential to get even better. It is solid enough to win the game, and its only a friendly, we should have played most of these players in friendlies over the last few years, trying out new players, every other country does it.
What you think? and what would yours be?