Lambert included in England squad

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Rickie Lambert is one of five strikers included in the England squad for their final two World Cup qualifiers, against Montenegro and Poland.

Lambert, who has enjoyed a memorable start to his international career, has been selected by the national team manager, Roy Hodgson, for the third time.

The other forwards included are Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck and Jermain Defoe.

England, who are hoping to book their place at Brazil 2014, host Montenegro on Friday, October 11, before welcoming Poland to Wembley on the following Tuesday.

Hodgson's men currently top Group H, but they are just a point ahead of both Ukraine and Montenegro, while Poland are just three behind.

Lambert will hope the magnificent start to his England career can continue. After scoring the winner against Scotland with the first touch of his debut, he netted once and set up two in the home qualifier against Moldova, before leading the line in Ukraine.

Goalkeeper Artur Boruc has been selected by Poland for their qualifiers, away to Ukraine on Friday, October 11, and their potentially pivotal clash with England.

Centre-half Dejan Lovren is in the Croatia squad for their final two qualifying matches, at home to Belgium on Friday next week and then away to Scotland on the Tuesday.

Croatia are second in Group A, and sure of a play-off position, but they trail leaders Belgium by five points and will need to win both upcoming fixtures to have a chance of automatic qualification.

Elsewhere, Gastón Ramírez is in the Uruguay squad for the final two matches of the South American qualification group.

Uruguay are currently fifth in the standings, a position that would ensure a play-off tie against Jordan.

However, Ramírez and Co are gunning for one of the four automatic spots available. Uruguay are level on points with fourth-placed Ecuador – who they will travel to face on Friday next week – and two behind Chile, who are third.

Uruguay will conclude with a home game against group leaders Argentina on Tuesday, October 15.

Maya Yoshida has already helped Japan secure their place at the World Cup, but the defender will still be in action in a pair of friendly matches, away to Serbia next Friday and Belarus the following Tuesday.

Saints striker Dani Osvaldo is also likely to receive a call-up to the Italy squad for their qualifiers away to Denmark and at home to Armenia. The Azzurri have already booked their place in Brazil, but will want to finish strongly.

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis is included among the players selected for their trips to Azerbaijan and Israel.

Striker Emmanuel Mayuka, who has been loaned out to Sochaux for the season, is in the Zambia squad for their friendly against Brazil on Tuesday, October 15.

Luke Shaw and James Ward-Prowse have been named in the England Under-21 squad for the Euro 2015 qualifiers against San Marino and Lithuania, while full-backs Calum Chambers and Matt Targett are in the Under-19 side for the Euro 2014 qualifiers against Slovenia, Andorra and Switzerland.

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10:36am Thu 3 Oct 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 32

11:21am Thu 3 Oct 13

markodarko29 says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
lambert every time
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]lambert every time markodarko29
  • Score: 26

1:48pm Thu 3 Oct 13

insane saint says...

markodarko29 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
lambert every time
now this is a real dilemma mmmmmmmmmmmmm to close to call but Lambert edging it.
[quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]lambert every time[/p][/quote]now this is a real dilemma mmmmmmmmmmmmm to close to call but Lambert edging it. insane saint
  • Score: 7

1:48pm Thu 3 Oct 13

Over the Edge says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
Artur maybe good, but he aint that good. Lambert every time.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]Artur maybe good, but he aint that good. Lambert every time. Over the Edge
  • Score: 8

1:49pm Thu 3 Oct 13

Over the Edge says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
Brilliant question by the way
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]Brilliant question by the way Over the Edge
  • Score: 9

1:56pm Thu 3 Oct 13

St Retford says...

That Poland match will be immense. It will see the two greatest strikers in world football with the initials RL on the pitch at the same time. It will also see an in-form Polish keeper seeking to deny England safe passage to the World Cup Finals. It's happened before...
That Poland match will be immense. It will see the two greatest strikers in world football with the initials RL on the pitch at the same time. It will also see an in-form Polish keeper seeking to deny England safe passage to the World Cup Finals. It's happened before... St Retford
  • Score: 3

2:02pm Thu 3 Oct 13

insane saint says...

rickie collecting no.s what no. will he wear this time.....
rickie collecting no.s what no. will he wear this time..... insane saint
  • Score: -1

2:23pm Thu 3 Oct 13

Confucious says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
Rickie strikes it clean and it heads it bullet speed at the corner of the net for a sure-fire goal. But Artur makes an absolutely miraculous dive - as if he's Superman - and tips it against the bar. Rickie leaps high through the air like a jungle cat to hit a superb header back, but then Artur dives again and (as if his right arm is five feet long) tips it against the cross bar again. The ball falls to the ground spinning round and round and both men just stare at it in amazement - along with 805,000 spectators and all the players and officials.

Amid the stunned silence one bloke starts to slowly hand-clap. It's me of course. Then the whole stadium erupts into applause.

The ref awards both teams a goal and history is made.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]Rickie strikes it clean and it heads it bullet speed at the corner of the net for a sure-fire goal. But Artur makes an absolutely miraculous dive - as if he's Superman - and tips it against the bar. Rickie leaps high through the air like a jungle cat to hit a superb header back, but then Artur dives again and (as if his right arm is five feet long) tips it against the cross bar again. The ball falls to the ground spinning round and round and both men just stare at it in amazement - along with 805,000 spectators and all the players and officials. Amid the stunned silence one bloke starts to slowly hand-clap. It's me of course. Then the whole stadium erupts into applause. The ref awards both teams a goal and history is made. Confucious
  • Score: 13

2:27pm Thu 3 Oct 13

Dasal says...

St Retford wrote:
That Poland match will be immense. It will see the two greatest strikers in world football with the initials RL on the pitch at the same time. It will also see an in-form Polish keeper seeking to deny England safe passage to the World Cup Finals. It's happened before...
Yes, but as I recall he was a "clown".............
.........
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: That Poland match will be immense. It will see the two greatest strikers in world football with the initials RL on the pitch at the same time. It will also see an in-form Polish keeper seeking to deny England safe passage to the World Cup Finals. It's happened before...[/p][/quote]Yes, but as I recall he was a "clown"............. ......... Dasal
  • Score: -2

2:34pm Thu 3 Oct 13

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire says...

I'm praying Rickie can score more than Hart can fumble in
It's a big ask even for SRL...
I'm praying Rickie can score more than Hart can fumble in It's a big ask even for SRL... There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire
  • Score: 9

2:49pm Thu 3 Oct 13

03alpe01 says...

markodarko29 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
lambert every time
Lampard the England penalty taker
[quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]lambert every time[/p][/quote]Lampard the England penalty taker 03alpe01
  • Score: -15

3:23pm Thu 3 Oct 13

Sheffieldsaint says...

03alpe01 wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
lambert every time
Lampard the England penalty taker
That's not a dilemma, Lampard took England Pens as there was no one to challenge him but his record is not 100%. Rickie has never missed one . So what do you want same old, same old or a certain goal
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]lambert every time[/p][/quote]Lampard the England penalty taker[/p][/quote]That's not a dilemma, Lampard took England Pens as there was no one to challenge him but his record is not 100%. Rickie has never missed one . So what do you want same old, same old or a certain goal Sheffieldsaint
  • Score: 7

3:28pm Thu 3 Oct 13

markodarko29 says...

03alpe01 wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
lambert every time
Lampard the England penalty taker
he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]lambert every time[/p][/quote]Lampard the England penalty taker[/p][/quote]he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time markodarko29
  • Score: 3

3:53pm Thu 3 Oct 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

I would imagine if the others are fit Lambo would be a bench warmer, what I would like to see is a Lambo / Defoe combination on the pitch, I can see that as a formidable pairing, but what do I know?
I would imagine if the others are fit Lambo would be a bench warmer, what I would like to see is a Lambo / Defoe combination on the pitch, I can see that as a formidable pairing, but what do I know? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

4:35pm Thu 3 Oct 13

terrence77 says...

St Retford says...

That Poland match will be immense. It will see the two greatest strikers in world football with the initials RL on the pitch at the same time. It will also see an in-form Polish keeper seeking to deny England safe passage to the World Cup Finals. It's happened before...

Common Mr Retford RL is good but not world class , I have to admit that RL achieve so much from non league football to EPL what a legend ! Ill pick him ahead of Wellbek = Donkey. Why Luke Shaw is not included he deserve to be in the squad, He's like Philip Lahm of Bayern Munich
St Retford says... That Poland match will be immense. It will see the two greatest strikers in world football with the initials RL on the pitch at the same time. It will also see an in-form Polish keeper seeking to deny England safe passage to the World Cup Finals. It's happened before... Common Mr Retford RL is good but not world class , I have to admit that RL achieve so much from non league football to EPL what a legend ! Ill pick him ahead of Wellbek = Donkey. Why Luke Shaw is not included he deserve to be in the squad, He's like Philip Lahm of Bayern Munich terrence77
  • Score: -5

4:52pm Thu 3 Oct 13

St Retford says...

terrence77 wrote:
St Retford says...

That Poland match will be immense. It will see the two greatest strikers in world football with the initials RL on the pitch at the same time. It will also see an in-form Polish keeper seeking to deny England safe passage to the World Cup Finals. It's happened before...

Common Mr Retford RL is good but not world class , I have to admit that RL achieve so much from non league football to EPL what a legend ! Ill pick him ahead of Wellbek = Donkey. Why Luke Shaw is not included he deserve to be in the squad, He's like Philip Lahm of Bayern Munich
OK, name one better striker with the initials RL than either our Rickie or Robert Lewandowski who is currently playing football anywhere in the world today.
[quote][p][bold]terrence77[/bold] wrote: St Retford says... That Poland match will be immense. It will see the two greatest strikers in world football with the initials RL on the pitch at the same time. It will also see an in-form Polish keeper seeking to deny England safe passage to the World Cup Finals. It's happened before... Common Mr Retford RL is good but not world class , I have to admit that RL achieve so much from non league football to EPL what a legend ! Ill pick him ahead of Wellbek = Donkey. Why Luke Shaw is not included he deserve to be in the squad, He's like Philip Lahm of Bayern Munich[/p][/quote]OK, name one better striker with the initials RL than either our Rickie or Robert Lewandowski who is currently playing football anywhere in the world today. St Retford
  • Score: 1

4:54pm Thu 3 Oct 13

Over the Edge says...

terrence77 wrote:
St Retford says...

That Poland match will be immense. It will see the two greatest strikers in world football with the initials RL on the pitch at the same time. It will also see an in-form Polish keeper seeking to deny England safe passage to the World Cup Finals. It's happened before...

Common Mr Retford RL is good but not world class , I have to admit that RL achieve so much from non league football to EPL what a legend ! Ill pick him ahead of Wellbek = Donkey. Why Luke Shaw is not included he deserve to be in the squad, He's like Philip Lahm of Bayern Munich
Luke will have to wait his turn I'm afraid.....Ashley Cole is 1st choice and barring injuries will play, if not Leighton Baines gets the nod. Sorry for stating the obvious, if we qualify then I could imagine him going the World Cup
[quote][p][bold]terrence77[/bold] wrote: St Retford says... That Poland match will be immense. It will see the two greatest strikers in world football with the initials RL on the pitch at the same time. It will also see an in-form Polish keeper seeking to deny England safe passage to the World Cup Finals. It's happened before... Common Mr Retford RL is good but not world class , I have to admit that RL achieve so much from non league football to EPL what a legend ! Ill pick him ahead of Wellbek = Donkey. Why Luke Shaw is not included he deserve to be in the squad, He's like Philip Lahm of Bayern Munich[/p][/quote]Luke will have to wait his turn I'm afraid.....Ashley Cole is 1st choice and barring injuries will play, if not Leighton Baines gets the nod. Sorry for stating the obvious, if we qualify then I could imagine him going the World Cup Over the Edge
  • Score: 1

5:22pm Thu 3 Oct 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

markodarko29 wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
lambert every time
Lampard the England penalty taker
he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time
I disagree. It may be a great question that Norgie has asked, but the plain truth is that even if Lampard had missed 5 in a row since the Ukraine match and had a broken foot, Rickie wouldn't be given the ball because:
a) Gerrard would be first choice to take it
b) Rooney would be second choice and
c) Roy will probably start with Sturridge and Rooney and, if he subs one off, Welbeck will come on or Walcott will move up front. Call me mister neghead, and I hope I'm wrong, but I can see Rickie enjoying no more than a few training sessions, a bit of warming up and a decent free view of the Inguland old guard in action.
[quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]lambert every time[/p][/quote]Lampard the England penalty taker[/p][/quote]he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time[/p][/quote]I disagree. It may be a great question that Norgie has asked, but the plain truth is that even if Lampard had missed 5 in a row since the Ukraine match and had a broken foot, Rickie wouldn't be given the ball because: a) Gerrard would be first choice to take it b) Rooney would be second choice and c) Roy will probably start with Sturridge and Rooney and, if he subs one off, Welbeck will come on or Walcott will move up front. Call me mister neghead, and I hope I'm wrong, but I can see Rickie enjoying no more than a few training sessions, a bit of warming up and a decent free view of the Inguland old guard in action. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 4

5:30pm Thu 3 Oct 13

mack chinnon says...

Over the Edge wrote:
terrence77 wrote:
St Retford says...

That Poland match will be immense. It will see the two greatest strikers in world football with the initials RL on the pitch at the same time. It will also see an in-form Polish keeper seeking to deny England safe passage to the World Cup Finals. It's happened before...

Common Mr Retford RL is good but not world class , I have to admit that RL achieve so much from non league football to EPL what a legend ! Ill pick him ahead of Wellbek = Donkey. Why Luke Shaw is not included he deserve to be in the squad, He's like Philip Lahm of Bayern Munich
Luke will have to wait his turn I'm afraid.....Ashley Cole is 1st choice and barring injuries will play, if not Leighton Baines gets the nod. Sorry for stating the obvious, if we qualify then I could imagine him going the World Cup
Ashley Cole is first choice because he is very very good.
[quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]terrence77[/bold] wrote: St Retford says... That Poland match will be immense. It will see the two greatest strikers in world football with the initials RL on the pitch at the same time. It will also see an in-form Polish keeper seeking to deny England safe passage to the World Cup Finals. It's happened before... Common Mr Retford RL is good but not world class , I have to admit that RL achieve so much from non league football to EPL what a legend ! Ill pick him ahead of Wellbek = Donkey. Why Luke Shaw is not included he deserve to be in the squad, He's like Philip Lahm of Bayern Munich[/p][/quote]Luke will have to wait his turn I'm afraid.....Ashley Cole is 1st choice and barring injuries will play, if not Leighton Baines gets the nod. Sorry for stating the obvious, if we qualify then I could imagine him going the World Cup[/p][/quote]Ashley Cole is first choice because he is very very good. mack chinnon
  • Score: -3

6:09pm Thu 3 Oct 13

Positively4thStreet says...

Confucious wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
Rickie strikes it clean and it heads it bullet speed at the corner of the net for a sure-fire goal. But Artur makes an absolutely miraculous dive - as if he's Superman - and tips it against the bar. Rickie leaps high through the air like a jungle cat to hit a superb header back, but then Artur dives again and (as if his right arm is five feet long) tips it against the cross bar again. The ball falls to the ground spinning round and round and both men just stare at it in amazement - along with 805,000 spectators and all the players and officials.

Amid the stunned silence one bloke starts to slowly hand-clap. It's me of course. Then the whole stadium erupts into applause.

The ref awards both teams a goal and history is made.
So..you're avoiding the question then? ;0)
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]Rickie strikes it clean and it heads it bullet speed at the corner of the net for a sure-fire goal. But Artur makes an absolutely miraculous dive - as if he's Superman - and tips it against the bar. Rickie leaps high through the air like a jungle cat to hit a superb header back, but then Artur dives again and (as if his right arm is five feet long) tips it against the cross bar again. The ball falls to the ground spinning round and round and both men just stare at it in amazement - along with 805,000 spectators and all the players and officials. Amid the stunned silence one bloke starts to slowly hand-clap. It's me of course. Then the whole stadium erupts into applause. The ref awards both teams a goal and history is made.[/p][/quote]So..you're avoiding the question then? ;0) Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

7:14pm Thu 3 Oct 13

slugger says...

Wow , don't we have a lot of players on international duty ? .... Excellent !
Wow , don't we have a lot of players on international duty ? .... Excellent ! slugger
  • Score: 3

7:20pm Thu 3 Oct 13

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

He has earned the right to wear the shirt with PRIDE as he certainly is a real asset
He has earned the right to wear the shirt with PRIDE as he certainly is a real asset SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 3

7:24pm Thu 3 Oct 13

David Crook says...

Well done Rickie
Well done Rickie David Crook
  • Score: 3

7:59pm Thu 3 Oct 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Well done Rickie. I guess he'll start on the bench but it's really great he's kept his squad place. He will need to keep up his overall strike rate for Saints and England to go to Brazil but it's very possible.
Well done Rickie. I guess he'll start on the bench but it's really great he's kept his squad place. He will need to keep up his overall strike rate for Saints and England to go to Brazil but it's very possible. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 4

7:59pm Thu 3 Oct 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Well done Rickie. I guess he'll start on the bench but it's really great he's kept his squad place. He will need to keep up his overall strike rate for Saints and England to go to Brazil but it's very possible.
Well done Rickie. I guess he'll start on the bench but it's really great he's kept his squad place. He will need to keep up his overall strike rate for Saints and England to go to Brazil but it's very possible. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 0

8:48pm Thu 3 Oct 13

Malcombe says...

There's only one H in ampshire
It must of been you I nearly fell over at the Sunderland Game, you were on your knees and must of been praying, I didn't apologise because I thought you liked me so much and was worshipping the ground that I walk on, I did think it was odd as I'm just another Supporter however I do look a bit like Terry Paine perhaps it was a case of mistaken identity, I take it as a compliment and I am sorry but thank you
There's only one H in ampshire It must of been you I nearly fell over at the Sunderland Game, you were on your knees and must of been praying, I didn't apologise because I thought you liked me so much and was worshipping the ground that I walk on, I did think it was odd as I'm just another Supporter however I do look a bit like Terry Paine perhaps it was a case of mistaken identity, I take it as a compliment and I am sorry but thank you Malcombe
  • Score: -1

8:55pm Thu 3 Oct 13

Costa Baz says...

Over the Edge wrote:
terrence77 wrote:
St Retford says...

That Poland match will be immense. It will see the two greatest strikers in world football with the initials RL on the pitch at the same time. It will also see an in-form Polish keeper seeking to deny England safe passage to the World Cup Finals. It's happened before...

Common Mr Retford RL is good but not world class , I have to admit that RL achieve so much from non league football to EPL what a legend ! Ill pick him ahead of Wellbek = Donkey. Why Luke Shaw is not included he deserve to be in the squad, He's like Philip Lahm of Bayern Munich
Luke will have to wait his turn I'm afraid.....Ashley Cole is 1st choice and barring injuries will play, if not Leighton Baines gets the nod. Sorry for stating the obvious, if we qualify then I could imagine him going the World Cup
The question should be, why isn't Clyne in the squad as back up for Walker?

The way he has started the season, he must be in Hodgson's thoughts. Maybe if the games were friendlies he'd have been called up?
[quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]terrence77[/bold] wrote: St Retford says... That Poland match will be immense. It will see the two greatest strikers in world football with the initials RL on the pitch at the same time. It will also see an in-form Polish keeper seeking to deny England safe passage to the World Cup Finals. It's happened before... Common Mr Retford RL is good but not world class , I have to admit that RL achieve so much from non league football to EPL what a legend ! Ill pick him ahead of Wellbek = Donkey. Why Luke Shaw is not included he deserve to be in the squad, He's like Philip Lahm of Bayern Munich[/p][/quote]Luke will have to wait his turn I'm afraid.....Ashley Cole is 1st choice and barring injuries will play, if not Leighton Baines gets the nod. Sorry for stating the obvious, if we qualify then I could imagine him going the World Cup[/p][/quote]The question should be, why isn't Clyne in the squad as back up for Walker? The way he has started the season, he must be in Hodgson's thoughts. Maybe if the games were friendlies he'd have been called up? Costa Baz
  • Score: 2

9:56pm Thu 3 Oct 13

dadofmy3sons says...

So perhaps the posters who accused international managers of not looking beyond the big 6 will have to bleat about something else.
We have quite a few players taking part in next weeks games.
I hope they are happy now, Poch won't have any players left to train!
So perhaps the posters who accused international managers of not looking beyond the big 6 will have to bleat about something else. We have quite a few players taking part in next weeks games. I hope they are happy now, Poch won't have any players left to train! dadofmy3sons
  • Score: -2

10:12pm Thu 3 Oct 13

City Saint says...

I have through ridiculous good luck bagged two tickets for England v Poland, and will be there to see that mighty match up of Rickie vs Artur. It will be a great day to bee both saints on the pitch, and SRL don the three lions.

Just had to tell someone.

Seriously looking forward to it, even if they both are on the bench. Though I reckon SRL will be super sub, especially if it gets physical (a certainty with the industrious Polish side) and if it is tight (almost a certainty) in the final 20 minutes.
I have through ridiculous good luck bagged two tickets for England v Poland, and will be there to see that mighty match up of Rickie vs Artur. It will be a great day to bee both saints on the pitch, and SRL don the three lions. Just had to tell someone. Seriously looking forward to it, even if they both are on the bench. Though I reckon SRL will be super sub, especially if it gets physical (a certainty with the industrious Polish side) and if it is tight (almost a certainty) in the final 20 minutes. City Saint
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10:15pm Thu 3 Oct 13

City Saint says...

dadofmy3sons wrote:
So perhaps the posters who accused international managers of not looking beyond the big 6 will have to bleat about something else.
We have quite a few players taking part in next weeks games.
I hope they are happy now, Poch won't have any players left to train!
I note with interest and a certain cynicism that our biggest clutch of players involved for England in a generation comes when we are in the top six.

Would they all gave been called up if we were in the Championship still? Or in the bottom half of the table?

All together now: who cares! We are top six!

Shalalalala lalala, etc.
[quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: So perhaps the posters who accused international managers of not looking beyond the big 6 will have to bleat about something else. We have quite a few players taking part in next weeks games. I hope they are happy now, Poch won't have any players left to train![/p][/quote]I note with interest and a certain cynicism that our biggest clutch of players involved for England in a generation comes when we are in the top six. Would they all gave been called up if we were in the Championship still? Or in the bottom half of the table? All together now: who cares! We are top six! Shalalalala lalala, etc. City Saint
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10:36pm Thu 3 Oct 13

03alpe01 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
lambert every time
Lampard the England penalty taker
he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time
I disagree. It may be a great question that Norgie has asked, but the plain truth is that even if Lampard had missed 5 in a row since the Ukraine match and had a broken foot, Rickie wouldn't be given the ball because:
a) Gerrard would be first choice to take it
b) Rooney would be second choice and
c) Roy will probably start with Sturridge and Rooney and, if he subs one off, Welbeck will come on or Walcott will move up front. Call me mister neghead, and I hope I'm wrong, but I can see Rickie enjoying no more than a few training sessions, a bit of warming up and a decent free view of the Inguland old guard in action.
Firstly, Walcott is out of the Qualifiers. Andros Townsend has been called up as his replacement. However you're right and I still stand by my earlier comment. If Frank Lampard is on the pitch, and England get a penalty then he will take it. It happened in I think the Ukraine match, when England got a free kick in Rickie Lambert territory and what happened? Frank Lampard took it. If Lampard wasn't on the pitch and England got a penalty then you just know it's either going to be Rooney or Gerrard to take it. As far as the striking positions are concerned Rooney and Sturridge are the starters, with Welbeck potentially starting on the wing. If either Rooney or Sturridge were to get injured either Lambert or Defoe would come on or a midfielder would come on, with Welbeck going up top. Sorry people, a little bit of realism has to be involved here.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]lambert every time[/p][/quote]Lampard the England penalty taker[/p][/quote]he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time[/p][/quote]I disagree. It may be a great question that Norgie has asked, but the plain truth is that even if Lampard had missed 5 in a row since the Ukraine match and had a broken foot, Rickie wouldn't be given the ball because: a) Gerrard would be first choice to take it b) Rooney would be second choice and c) Roy will probably start with Sturridge and Rooney and, if he subs one off, Welbeck will come on or Walcott will move up front. Call me mister neghead, and I hope I'm wrong, but I can see Rickie enjoying no more than a few training sessions, a bit of warming up and a decent free view of the Inguland old guard in action.[/p][/quote]Firstly, Walcott is out of the Qualifiers. Andros Townsend has been called up as his replacement. However you're right and I still stand by my earlier comment. If Frank Lampard is on the pitch, and England get a penalty then he will take it. It happened in I think the Ukraine match, when England got a free kick in Rickie Lambert territory and what happened? Frank Lampard took it. If Lampard wasn't on the pitch and England got a penalty then you just know it's either going to be Rooney or Gerrard to take it. As far as the striking positions are concerned Rooney and Sturridge are the starters, with Welbeck potentially starting on the wing. If either Rooney or Sturridge were to get injured either Lambert or Defoe would come on or a midfielder would come on, with Welbeck going up top. Sorry people, a little bit of realism has to be involved here. 03alpe01
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5:31am Fri 4 Oct 13

Rising_Son says...

03alpe01 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
lambert every time
Lampard the England penalty taker
he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time
I disagree. It may be a great question that Norgie has asked, but the plain truth is that even if Lampard had missed 5 in a row since the Ukraine match and had a broken foot, Rickie wouldn't be given the ball because:
a) Gerrard would be first choice to take it
b) Rooney would be second choice and
c) Roy will probably start with Sturridge and Rooney and, if he subs one off, Welbeck will come on or Walcott will move up front. Call me mister neghead, and I hope I'm wrong, but I can see Rickie enjoying no more than a few training sessions, a bit of warming up and a decent free view of the Inguland old guard in action.
Firstly, Walcott is out of the Qualifiers. Andros Townsend has been called up as his replacement. However you're right and I still stand by my earlier comment. If Frank Lampard is on the pitch, and England get a penalty then he will take it. It happened in I think the Ukraine match, when England got a free kick in Rickie Lambert territory and what happened? Frank Lampard took it. If Lampard wasn't on the pitch and England got a penalty then you just know it's either going to be Rooney or Gerrard to take it. As far as the striking positions are concerned Rooney and Sturridge are the starters, with Welbeck potentially starting on the wing. If either Rooney or Sturridge were to get injured either Lambert or Defoe would come on or a midfielder would come on, with Welbeck going up top. Sorry people, a little bit of realism has to be involved here.
Nothing can be real until it has already happened, so it's not "realism" that you are asking for.
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]lambert every time[/p][/quote]Lampard the England penalty taker[/p][/quote]he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time[/p][/quote]I disagree. It may be a great question that Norgie has asked, but the plain truth is that even if Lampard had missed 5 in a row since the Ukraine match and had a broken foot, Rickie wouldn't be given the ball because: a) Gerrard would be first choice to take it b) Rooney would be second choice and c) Roy will probably start with Sturridge and Rooney and, if he subs one off, Welbeck will come on or Walcott will move up front. Call me mister neghead, and I hope I'm wrong, but I can see Rickie enjoying no more than a few training sessions, a bit of warming up and a decent free view of the Inguland old guard in action.[/p][/quote]Firstly, Walcott is out of the Qualifiers. Andros Townsend has been called up as his replacement. However you're right and I still stand by my earlier comment. If Frank Lampard is on the pitch, and England get a penalty then he will take it. It happened in I think the Ukraine match, when England got a free kick in Rickie Lambert territory and what happened? Frank Lampard took it. If Lampard wasn't on the pitch and England got a penalty then you just know it's either going to be Rooney or Gerrard to take it. As far as the striking positions are concerned Rooney and Sturridge are the starters, with Welbeck potentially starting on the wing. If either Rooney or Sturridge were to get injured either Lambert or Defoe would come on or a midfielder would come on, with Welbeck going up top. Sorry people, a little bit of realism has to be involved here.[/p][/quote]Nothing can be real until it has already happened, so it's not "realism" that you are asking for. Rising_Son
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7:37am Fri 4 Oct 13

TIL 7468 says...

When Lambert was called up the first time. I thought there would be no way Woy would bring him on.
Afterwards I thought he wouldn't get another nod.
To my surprise Roy started with him.
Just saying When it comes to Rickie, Roy has proved me wrong three times by doing what I wished he would do but didn't expect him to.
Let's hope Roy keeps surprising us by not doing what we expect him to do.
And Lampard, Gerrard and Rooney let Rickie take a penalty!
When Lambert was called up the first time. I thought there would be no way Woy would bring him on. Afterwards I thought he wouldn't get another nod. To my surprise Roy started with him. Just saying When it comes to Rickie, Roy has proved me wrong three times by doing what I wished he would do but didn't expect him to. Let's hope Roy keeps surprising us by not doing what we expect him to do. And Lampard, Gerrard and Rooney let Rickie take a penalty! TIL 7468
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9:51am Fri 4 Oct 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

TIL 7468 wrote:
When Lambert was called up the first time. I thought there would be no way Woy would bring him on.
Afterwards I thought he wouldn't get another nod.
To my surprise Roy started with him.
Just saying When it comes to Rickie, Roy has proved me wrong three times by doing what I wished he would do but didn't expect him to.
Let's hope Roy keeps surprising us by not doing what we expect him to do.
And Lampard, Gerrard and Rooney let Rickie take a penalty!
It took an awful lot of injuries for Rickie to get a go.
[quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: When Lambert was called up the first time. I thought there would be no way Woy would bring him on. Afterwards I thought he wouldn't get another nod. To my surprise Roy started with him. Just saying When it comes to Rickie, Roy has proved me wrong three times by doing what I wished he would do but didn't expect him to. Let's hope Roy keeps surprising us by not doing what we expect him to do. And Lampard, Gerrard and Rooney let Rickie take a penalty![/p][/quote]It took an awful lot of injuries for Rickie to get a go. Strasbourg Saint
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9:57am Fri 4 Oct 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

03alpe01 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
lambert every time
Lampard the England penalty taker
he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time
I disagree. It may be a great question that Norgie has asked, but the plain truth is that even if Lampard had missed 5 in a row since the Ukraine match and had a broken foot, Rickie wouldn't be given the ball because:
a) Gerrard would be first choice to take it
b) Rooney would be second choice and
c) Roy will probably start with Sturridge and Rooney and, if he subs one off, Welbeck will come on or Walcott will move up front. Call me mister neghead, and I hope I'm wrong, but I can see Rickie enjoying no more than a few training sessions, a bit of warming up and a decent free view of the Inguland old guard in action.
Firstly, Walcott is out of the Qualifiers. Andros Townsend has been called up as his replacement. However you're right and I still stand by my earlier comment. If Frank Lampard is on the pitch, and England get a penalty then he will take it. It happened in I think the Ukraine match, when England got a free kick in Rickie Lambert territory and what happened? Frank Lampard took it. If Lampard wasn't on the pitch and England got a penalty then you just know it's either going to be Rooney or Gerrard to take it. As far as the striking positions are concerned Rooney and Sturridge are the starters, with Welbeck potentially starting on the wing. If either Rooney or Sturridge were to get injured either Lambert or Defoe would come on or a midfielder would come on, with Welbeck going up top. Sorry people, a little bit of realism has to be involved here.
I hadn't heard (or hadn't bothered to check) on Walcott. Sorry about the error.

Yes, the pecking order for starting berths, squad places and dead-ball takers is based on history rather than quality. Always has been, always will be.

I remain patriotic, but sort of hope we're losing one of these games with 30 minutes to go just to see whether Rickie gets on or not. It would be the genuine acid test now that others are fit again. I'm not optimistic about that but, if it's possible, a little bit of me remains optimistic that my pessimism will be disproved (I think!!!).
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]lambert every time[/p][/quote]Lampard the England penalty taker[/p][/quote]he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time[/p][/quote]I disagree. It may be a great question that Norgie has asked, but the plain truth is that even if Lampard had missed 5 in a row since the Ukraine match and had a broken foot, Rickie wouldn't be given the ball because: a) Gerrard would be first choice to take it b) Rooney would be second choice and c) Roy will probably start with Sturridge and Rooney and, if he subs one off, Welbeck will come on or Walcott will move up front. Call me mister neghead, and I hope I'm wrong, but I can see Rickie enjoying no more than a few training sessions, a bit of warming up and a decent free view of the Inguland old guard in action.[/p][/quote]Firstly, Walcott is out of the Qualifiers. Andros Townsend has been called up as his replacement. However you're right and I still stand by my earlier comment. If Frank Lampard is on the pitch, and England get a penalty then he will take it. It happened in I think the Ukraine match, when England got a free kick in Rickie Lambert territory and what happened? Frank Lampard took it. If Lampard wasn't on the pitch and England got a penalty then you just know it's either going to be Rooney or Gerrard to take it. As far as the striking positions are concerned Rooney and Sturridge are the starters, with Welbeck potentially starting on the wing. If either Rooney or Sturridge were to get injured either Lambert or Defoe would come on or a midfielder would come on, with Welbeck going up top. Sorry people, a little bit of realism has to be involved here.[/p][/quote]I hadn't heard (or hadn't bothered to check) on Walcott. Sorry about the error. Yes, the pecking order for starting berths, squad places and dead-ball takers is based on history rather than quality. Always has been, always will be. I remain patriotic, but sort of hope we're losing one of these games with 30 minutes to go just to see whether Rickie gets on or not. It would be the genuine acid test now that others are fit again. I'm not optimistic about that but, if it's possible, a little bit of me remains optimistic that my pessimism will be disproved (I think!!!). Strasbourg Saint
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10:01am Fri 4 Oct 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Rising_Son wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
lambert every time
Lampard the England penalty taker
he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time
I disagree. It may be a great question that Norgie has asked, but the plain truth is that even if Lampard had missed 5 in a row since the Ukraine match and had a broken foot, Rickie wouldn't be given the ball because:
a) Gerrard would be first choice to take it
b) Rooney would be second choice and
c) Roy will probably start with Sturridge and Rooney and, if he subs one off, Welbeck will come on or Walcott will move up front. Call me mister neghead, and I hope I'm wrong, but I can see Rickie enjoying no more than a few training sessions, a bit of warming up and a decent free view of the Inguland old guard in action.
Firstly, Walcott is out of the Qualifiers. Andros Townsend has been called up as his replacement. However you're right and I still stand by my earlier comment. If Frank Lampard is on the pitch, and England get a penalty then he will take it. It happened in I think the Ukraine match, when England got a free kick in Rickie Lambert territory and what happened? Frank Lampard took it. If Lampard wasn't on the pitch and England got a penalty then you just know it's either going to be Rooney or Gerrard to take it. As far as the striking positions are concerned Rooney and Sturridge are the starters, with Welbeck potentially starting on the wing. If either Rooney or Sturridge were to get injured either Lambert or Defoe would come on or a midfielder would come on, with Welbeck going up top. Sorry people, a little bit of realism has to be involved here.
Nothing can be real until it has already happened, so it's not "realism" that you are asking for.
How does that work given that you're in Japan where, say, 'midday' happens over there before it happens here? Is midday today real or not? In other words, how was lunch, RS? :-)
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]lambert every time[/p][/quote]Lampard the England penalty taker[/p][/quote]he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time[/p][/quote]I disagree. It may be a great question that Norgie has asked, but the plain truth is that even if Lampard had missed 5 in a row since the Ukraine match and had a broken foot, Rickie wouldn't be given the ball because: a) Gerrard would be first choice to take it b) Rooney would be second choice and c) Roy will probably start with Sturridge and Rooney and, if he subs one off, Welbeck will come on or Walcott will move up front. Call me mister neghead, and I hope I'm wrong, but I can see Rickie enjoying no more than a few training sessions, a bit of warming up and a decent free view of the Inguland old guard in action.[/p][/quote]Firstly, Walcott is out of the Qualifiers. Andros Townsend has been called up as his replacement. However you're right and I still stand by my earlier comment. If Frank Lampard is on the pitch, and England get a penalty then he will take it. It happened in I think the Ukraine match, when England got a free kick in Rickie Lambert territory and what happened? Frank Lampard took it. If Lampard wasn't on the pitch and England got a penalty then you just know it's either going to be Rooney or Gerrard to take it. As far as the striking positions are concerned Rooney and Sturridge are the starters, with Welbeck potentially starting on the wing. If either Rooney or Sturridge were to get injured either Lambert or Defoe would come on or a midfielder would come on, with Welbeck going up top. Sorry people, a little bit of realism has to be involved here.[/p][/quote]Nothing can be real until it has already happened, so it's not "realism" that you are asking for.[/p][/quote]How does that work given that you're in Japan where, say, 'midday' happens over there before it happens here? Is midday today real or not? In other words, how was lunch, RS? :-) Strasbourg Saint
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10:27am Fri 4 Oct 13

Rising_Son says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
lambert every time
Lampard the England penalty taker
he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time
I disagree. It may be a great question that Norgie has asked, but the plain truth is that even if Lampard had missed 5 in a row since the Ukraine match and had a broken foot, Rickie wouldn't be given the ball because:
a) Gerrard would be first choice to take it
b) Rooney would be second choice and
c) Roy will probably start with Sturridge and Rooney and, if he subs one off, Welbeck will come on or Walcott will move up front. Call me mister neghead, and I hope I'm wrong, but I can see Rickie enjoying no more than a few training sessions, a bit of warming up and a decent free view of the Inguland old guard in action.
Firstly, Walcott is out of the Qualifiers. Andros Townsend has been called up as his replacement. However you're right and I still stand by my earlier comment. If Frank Lampard is on the pitch, and England get a penalty then he will take it. It happened in I think the Ukraine match, when England got a free kick in Rickie Lambert territory and what happened? Frank Lampard took it. If Lampard wasn't on the pitch and England got a penalty then you just know it's either going to be Rooney or Gerrard to take it. As far as the striking positions are concerned Rooney and Sturridge are the starters, with Welbeck potentially starting on the wing. If either Rooney or Sturridge were to get injured either Lambert or Defoe would come on or a midfielder would come on, with Welbeck going up top. Sorry people, a little bit of realism has to be involved here.
Nothing can be real until it has already happened, so it's not "realism" that you are asking for.
How does that work given that you're in Japan where, say, 'midday' happens over there before it happens here? Is midday today real or not? In other words, how was lunch, RS? :-)
I didn't have lunch. That was reality.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]lambert every time[/p][/quote]Lampard the England penalty taker[/p][/quote]he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time[/p][/quote]I disagree. It may be a great question that Norgie has asked, but the plain truth is that even if Lampard had missed 5 in a row since the Ukraine match and had a broken foot, Rickie wouldn't be given the ball because: a) Gerrard would be first choice to take it b) Rooney would be second choice and c) Roy will probably start with Sturridge and Rooney and, if he subs one off, Welbeck will come on or Walcott will move up front. Call me mister neghead, and I hope I'm wrong, but I can see Rickie enjoying no more than a few training sessions, a bit of warming up and a decent free view of the Inguland old guard in action.[/p][/quote]Firstly, Walcott is out of the Qualifiers. Andros Townsend has been called up as his replacement. However you're right and I still stand by my earlier comment. If Frank Lampard is on the pitch, and England get a penalty then he will take it. It happened in I think the Ukraine match, when England got a free kick in Rickie Lambert territory and what happened? Frank Lampard took it. If Lampard wasn't on the pitch and England got a penalty then you just know it's either going to be Rooney or Gerrard to take it. As far as the striking positions are concerned Rooney and Sturridge are the starters, with Welbeck potentially starting on the wing. If either Rooney or Sturridge were to get injured either Lambert or Defoe would come on or a midfielder would come on, with Welbeck going up top. Sorry people, a little bit of realism has to be involved here.[/p][/quote]Nothing can be real until it has already happened, so it's not "realism" that you are asking for.[/p][/quote]How does that work given that you're in Japan where, say, 'midday' happens over there before it happens here? Is midday today real or not? In other words, how was lunch, RS? :-)[/p][/quote]I didn't have lunch. That was reality. Rising_Son
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10:38am Fri 4 Oct 13

Beer Monster says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
TIL 7468 wrote:
When Lambert was called up the first time. I thought there would be no way Woy would bring him on.
Afterwards I thought he wouldn't get another nod.
To my surprise Roy started with him.
Just saying When it comes to Rickie, Roy has proved me wrong three times by doing what I wished he would do but didn't expect him to.
Let's hope Roy keeps surprising us by not doing what we expect him to do.
And Lampard, Gerrard and Rooney let Rickie take a penalty!
It took an awful lot of injuries for Rickie to get a go.
That was only to be expected though... but as all us Saints fans had hoped, he showed the world what he can do, and that has led him to become a regular call up to the squad. Good on him.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: When Lambert was called up the first time. I thought there would be no way Woy would bring him on. Afterwards I thought he wouldn't get another nod. To my surprise Roy started with him. Just saying When it comes to Rickie, Roy has proved me wrong three times by doing what I wished he would do but didn't expect him to. Let's hope Roy keeps surprising us by not doing what we expect him to do. And Lampard, Gerrard and Rooney let Rickie take a penalty![/p][/quote]It took an awful lot of injuries for Rickie to get a go.[/p][/quote]That was only to be expected though... but as all us Saints fans had hoped, he showed the world what he can do, and that has led him to become a regular call up to the squad. Good on him. Beer Monster
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2:47pm Fri 4 Oct 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Beer Monster wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
TIL 7468 wrote:
When Lambert was called up the first time. I thought there would be no way Woy would bring him on.
Afterwards I thought he wouldn't get another nod.
To my surprise Roy started with him.
Just saying When it comes to Rickie, Roy has proved me wrong three times by doing what I wished he would do but didn't expect him to.
Let's hope Roy keeps surprising us by not doing what we expect him to do.
And Lampard, Gerrard and Rooney let Rickie take a penalty!
It took an awful lot of injuries for Rickie to get a go.
That was only to be expected though... but as all us Saints fans had hoped, he showed the world what he can do, and that has led him to become a regular call up to the squad. Good on him.
Yep! Good on Rickie. One thing that we all (Threads & blueredwhitethingy aside) can agree on is that Rickie Lambert is one English man who has thoroughly earned - and taken - his chance. What an example he is!
[quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: When Lambert was called up the first time. I thought there would be no way Woy would bring him on. Afterwards I thought he wouldn't get another nod. To my surprise Roy started with him. Just saying When it comes to Rickie, Roy has proved me wrong three times by doing what I wished he would do but didn't expect him to. Let's hope Roy keeps surprising us by not doing what we expect him to do. And Lampard, Gerrard and Rooney let Rickie take a penalty![/p][/quote]It took an awful lot of injuries for Rickie to get a go.[/p][/quote]That was only to be expected though... but as all us Saints fans had hoped, he showed the world what he can do, and that has led him to become a regular call up to the squad. Good on him.[/p][/quote]Yep! Good on Rickie. One thing that we all (Threads & blueredwhitethingy aside) can agree on is that Rickie Lambert is one English man who has thoroughly earned - and taken - his chance. What an example he is! Strasbourg Saint
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2:49pm Fri 4 Oct 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
markodarko29 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?!
lambert every time
Lampard the England penalty taker
he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time
I disagree. It may be a great question that Norgie has asked, but the plain truth is that even if Lampard had missed 5 in a row since the Ukraine match and had a broken foot, Rickie wouldn't be given the ball because:
a) Gerrard would be first choice to take it
b) Rooney would be second choice and
c) Roy will probably start with Sturridge and Rooney and, if he subs one off, Welbeck will come on or Walcott will move up front. Call me mister neghead, and I hope I'm wrong, but I can see Rickie enjoying no more than a few training sessions, a bit of warming up and a decent free view of the Inguland old guard in action.
Firstly, Walcott is out of the Qualifiers. Andros Townsend has been called up as his replacement. However you're right and I still stand by my earlier comment. If Frank Lampard is on the pitch, and England get a penalty then he will take it. It happened in I think the Ukraine match, when England got a free kick in Rickie Lambert territory and what happened? Frank Lampard took it. If Lampard wasn't on the pitch and England got a penalty then you just know it's either going to be Rooney or Gerrard to take it. As far as the striking positions are concerned Rooney and Sturridge are the starters, with Welbeck potentially starting on the wing. If either Rooney or Sturridge were to get injured either Lambert or Defoe would come on or a midfielder would come on, with Welbeck going up top. Sorry people, a little bit of realism has to be involved here.
Nothing can be real until it has already happened, so it's not "realism" that you are asking for.
How does that work given that you're in Japan where, say, 'midday' happens over there before it happens here? Is midday today real or not? In other words, how was lunch, RS? :-)
I didn't have lunch. That was reality.
Oh well, I heard that the canteen sushi was a bit radioactive anyway :)
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markodarko29[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine it is 0-0 with 94mins gone and England get a penalty... Lambert against Boruc... oh boy! Who would you put your money on?![/p][/quote]lambert every time[/p][/quote]Lampard the England penalty taker[/p][/quote]he was ,but how many penaltys has lampard missed,ricky wasnt playing the last time england had a pen ,i think he will get the nod next time[/p][/quote]I disagree. It may be a great question that Norgie has asked, but the plain truth is that even if Lampard had missed 5 in a row since the Ukraine match and had a broken foot, Rickie wouldn't be given the ball because: a) Gerrard would be first choice to take it b) Rooney would be second choice and c) Roy will probably start with Sturridge and Rooney and, if he subs one off, Welbeck will come on or Walcott will move up front. Call me mister neghead, and I hope I'm wrong, but I can see Rickie enjoying no more than a few training sessions, a bit of warming up and a decent free view of the Inguland old guard in action.[/p][/quote]Firstly, Walcott is out of the Qualifiers. Andros Townsend has been called up as his replacement. However you're right and I still stand by my earlier comment. If Frank Lampard is on the pitch, and England get a penalty then he will take it. It happened in I think the Ukraine match, when England got a free kick in Rickie Lambert territory and what happened? Frank Lampard took it. If Lampard wasn't on the pitch and England got a penalty then you just know it's either going to be Rooney or Gerrard to take it. As far as the striking positions are concerned Rooney and Sturridge are the starters, with Welbeck potentially starting on the wing. If either Rooney or Sturridge were to get injured either Lambert or Defoe would come on or a midfielder would come on, with Welbeck going up top. Sorry people, a little bit of realism has to be involved here.[/p][/quote]Nothing can be real until it has already happened, so it's not "realism" that you are asking for.[/p][/quote]How does that work given that you're in Japan where, say, 'midday' happens over there before it happens here? Is midday today real or not? In other words, how was lunch, RS? :-)[/p][/quote]I didn't have lunch. That was reality.[/p][/quote]Oh well, I heard that the canteen sushi was a bit radioactive anyway :) Strasbourg Saint
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