Now the England manager debacle is done and dusted, can we start having the argument that we have every other year when a tournament is on the hirizon...who will be in the England squad....

Below I give you my squad...Mr Hodgson may disagree, you may disagree, but that is the beautiful part of Football. I give reasons why players are in and why some have missed out. Here goes.

Goalkeepers (3)-

Joe Hart (the best English 'keeper, his inclusion was simple)

Ben Foster (has had a good season for West Brom and is looking close to his best) 

Paul Robinson (can't help but feel that Blackburn woulod already be down without him between the sticks)

Defenders (8)-

Kyle Walker (a great young talent, has been superb for Spurs this season, PFA young player of the season)

Micah Richards (solid at right back, big, strong, great as back up)

Rio Ferdinand (he has been consistent in United's second half of the campaign)

Gary Cahill (After moving from Bolton to Chelsea, he has been a rock, despite not being an ever present. Inluded assuming he is fit)

Chris Smalling (Grows more in quality and confidence the more I watch him. He will benefit by being part of the squad. A future star too)

Joleon Lescott (I wasn't a massive fan of Lescott's previously. But this term he has been outstanding)

Ashley Cole (a must for the squad. The best English full back, both defensively and offensively)

Leighton Baines (a class full back, but kept out by the consistency of Cole)

Midfielders (8)-

Aaron Lennon (if fit, the winger can be electric and his final ball has rapidly improved)

James Milner (a trusted selection. Nothing spectacular but you know what you get. Trustworthy)

Frank Lampard (has been inspirational in Chelsea's champions league run. He must go, but do not play with Gerrard)

Steven Gerrard (can pull a team through the mire, always a threat and works hard, but do not play with Lampard)

Scott Parker (he would be the focal point of my midfield. He can do everything you need of a holding player)

Phil Jones (young and hungry. Just like Smalling, he will benefit from being part of the squad. Versatility a big plus)

Theo Walcott (can play behind a front man if need be, his pace is needed. Also play out wide)

Ashley Young (despite his play acting antics, Young is a talented and dangerous player)

Strikers (5)-

Wayne Rooney (despite being banned for the opening 2 group games, Rooney has to go, he has been United's tallisman this season)

Danny Welbeck (has come on well in the last 12 months, and he works well with Rooney)

Daniel Sturridge (in the early part of the season, he was decent for Chelsea, He's faded a bit, but has a lot to offer)

Peter Crouch (you may think this is an odd shout, but he offers a different dimension, a plan b)



John Terry (loses his head too much in big games at crucial moments, this could be England's un-doing. His inclusion could cause problems with Rio Ferdinand)

Glen Johnson (makes too many defensive error's, has had a poor season)


Adam Johnson (hasn't been given chance to shine at Man City, this has cost him)

Stewart Downing (in my opinion, he has always been over-rated. His recent form at Liverpool has been average)

Michael Carrick (was hard not to include him, but his lack of creativity lets him down as there is other players of his type better suited)

Gareth Barry (was Mr. Reliable once...that avenue has been took by Parker)

Jack Wilshere (hasn't proven his fitness)


Jermaine Defoe (chances have been limited at Spurs and he is past his best)

Andy Carroll (hasn't shown enough at Liverpool)

Darren Bent (his fitness has let him down)


Do you agree with Rob? Please comments below.