Hodgson to run the rule over Shaw

Daily Echo: Roy Hodgson Roy Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson is set to take a first-hand look at Luke Shaw today, as he considers handing him a senior international debut next week.

Hodgson is due to be at St Mary’s for the visit of Liverpool, where he will have the opportunity to watch Shaw one last time before the 18-year-old links up with England.

The game will also provide the national team boss with a chance to further assess the form of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez – the other three Saints stars he has included in his squad for next Wednesday’s friendly, against Denmark, at Wembley.

Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino believes that the number of players selected from the club has further enhanced its reputation.

Southampton have four players in the English national team, and that’s something, of course, that’s a massive boost for this club,” he said.

“It also enhances the prestige of this club, so it’s a very important thing.” Pochettino, who joked that there might not be anything to do at Saints’ training ground next week with so many people away, added that the huge amount of international recognition is testament to the club’s ability to develop and improve players.

“It’s very motivating for Southampton as a football club,” he said.

“I think we have nearly 17 players that have been called up during the international break next week.

“Players in the under-17s, under-18s, under-19s, under-21s, and the senior side as well, so I’m pretty sure that next week Southampton’s going to be away on holiday. We’re not going to be doing much next week.

“It just shows that Southampton has the capacity to create new players and especially for English young talented players that can go on to play in the different ranks of the English national side.”

Wednesday’s fixture represents the last game before Hodgson names his provisional squad for this summer’s World Cup.

With that in mind, Pochettino believes all four of his England players have a real opportunity to make it to Brazil.

“It’s clear that for any player it’s a massive boost to get called up to the English national side – to any national side – especially looking at the fact that there’s such a short time before the World Cup, which is really soon,” he said.

“It’s a great opportunity for them and it gives them a great chance to actually be on that plane to Brazil.”

For 32-year-old striker Lambert, this is probably his one and only opportunity to make a World Cup, which perhaps puts extra pressure on his shoulders in the coming weeks.

But Pochettino says that Lallana, 25, and Rodriguez, 24, will be taking nothing for granted about the future and will be viewing it the same way.

“I think the feeling that you say, that this is your one and only chance, is experienced by the three of them, not just Rickie,” he said.

“I think with Jay, with Adam, and Rickie, they experience that same opportunity with the same intensity.

“Perhaps in a personal sense they experience it in a different way, which is a personal reaction, and they’ll keep that to themselves.

“But it’s clearly a great opportunity for the three of them.

“Now we have even the four of them, with Luke Shaw also called up, and I think, overall, it’s a massive chance for the four of them.”

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6:15am Sat 1 Mar 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Luke will continue going from strength to strength!
Luke will continue going from strength to strength! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 9

7:02am Sat 1 Mar 14

legh_langston says...

He just might want to watch a few LIverpool players as well!
He just might want to watch a few LIverpool players as well! legh_langston
  • Score: -11

7:21am Sat 1 Mar 14

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

anyone got a spare ticket for today? My brother has a season ticket but the miserable so and so didn't get me one :(
anyone got a spare ticket for today? My brother has a season ticket but the miserable so and so didn't get me one :( Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
  • Score: -2

7:50am Sat 1 Mar 14

Prit says...

Lets hope he also keeps an eye on Cork. I just can't believe he hasn't forced his way into the reckoning. He has been fantastic since coming back in !
Lets hope he also keeps an eye on Cork. I just can't believe he hasn't forced his way into the reckoning. He has been fantastic since coming back in ! Prit
  • Score: 10

8:23am Sat 1 Mar 14

mickey01 says...

i think sturridge , sterling and henderson are on his radar too echo
i think sturridge , sterling and henderson are on his radar too echo mickey01
  • Score: -13

9:05am Sat 1 Mar 14

andoru says...

Nice fixture for Roy this, and everyone else at the game. You'll all get to see 90% of the England team playing at once.
Nice fixture for Roy this, and everyone else at the game. You'll all get to see 90% of the England team playing at once. andoru
  • Score: 6

9:16am Sat 1 Mar 14

Costa Baz says...

For Roy, this will be like watching an England training session, although I think he has missed a trick by not calling Clyne up. Having said that, with Glen Johnson's time coming to an end, will Chambers leapfrog Clyne in the England stakes as well?

Interesting to read, somewhere, that Roy wants to use a "high tempo pressing style" of football, even in Brazil. Kind of indicates that he will lean quite heavily on younger players, and will enhance JRod's chances of being on the plane, as he fits the mould.
For Roy, this will be like watching an England training session, although I think he has missed a trick by not calling Clyne up. Having said that, with Glen Johnson's time coming to an end, will Chambers leapfrog Clyne in the England stakes as well? Interesting to read, somewhere, that Roy wants to use a "high tempo pressing style" of football, even in Brazil. Kind of indicates that he will lean quite heavily on younger players, and will enhance JRod's chances of being on the plane, as he fits the mould. Costa Baz
  • Score: 11

9:23am Sat 1 Mar 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Once more unto the breach, dear fans!
Cry God,for Woy,England,and Saint Poch!
Once more unto the breach, dear fans! Cry God,for Woy,England,and Saint Poch! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 7

9:52am Sat 1 Mar 14

The Straight Shooter says...

Roy has been to enough of our games to know that young Luke's top draw. Now we need to focus on returning to winning ways after the the West Spam spanking and the FA Cup capitulation. Come on Poch you owe us!
Roy has been to enough of our games to know that young Luke's top draw. Now we need to focus on returning to winning ways after the the West Spam spanking and the FA Cup capitulation. Come on Poch you owe us! The Straight Shooter
  • Score: 4

10:10am Sat 1 Mar 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Our defence will be stretched today, like it or not Liverpool are a handful going forward - but not so strong at the back.

Of all of them I hope Rickie has a great game against the club that rejected him and in front of the England manager. His story is drawing to an end and it deserves an explosive final chapter.
Our defence will be stretched today, like it or not Liverpool are a handful going forward - but not so strong at the back. Of all of them I hope Rickie has a great game against the club that rejected him and in front of the England manager. His story is drawing to an end and it deserves an explosive final chapter. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 3

10:32am Sat 1 Mar 14

Confucious says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Once more unto the breach, dear fans!
Cry God,for Woy,England,and Saint Poch!
I think Woy should change his name to something more English than this name with distinctly Celtic origins. Too many Irishmen like Woy Keane and Scotsmen like the famous Wob Woy are called Woy - plus of course a few now dead Americans like Woy Orbison and that cowboy Woy Wogers.

He could keep Woy as his middle name. That would be fine as long as he doesn't change his first name to Cordu.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Once more unto the breach, dear fans! Cry God,for Woy,England,and Saint Poch![/p][/quote]I think Woy should change his name to something more English than this name with distinctly Celtic origins. Too many Irishmen like Woy Keane and Scotsmen like the famous Wob Woy are called Woy - plus of course a few now dead Americans like Woy Orbison and that cowboy Woy Wogers. He could keep Woy as his middle name. That would be fine as long as he doesn't change his first name to Cordu. Confucious
  • Score: 5

10:43am Sat 1 Mar 14

promised land says...

mickey01 wrote:
i think sturridge , sterling and henderson are on his radar too echo
Maybe the Echo in Liverpool have said that ? But who gives a **** down here ?
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: i think sturridge , sterling and henderson are on his radar too echo[/p][/quote]Maybe the Echo in Liverpool have said that ? But who gives a **** down here ? promised land
  • Score: -1

10:44am Sat 1 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

I think it's about time Roy bought a season ticket.

As for his visit today, I really don't care what 'Pool players he wants to watch. As for Saints, injuries aside, I think Adam's done enough to book his place, the others haven't and will be eager to shine.

I hope Rickie shows that he's more than just a target man. If he can deliver a few of those great passes we've all seen him play (plus a goal or two), that might swing it for him. I imagine Jay is, at best, on standby and, judging by this week's comments, Luke is considered to be 'not yet ready'.

We all know we have two English right backs who are better than any of those currently in the England squad but it'll be hard for them to impress in what's left of the season. Chambers looks set to keep Clyne out for most matches and Chambers, like Shaw, will be regarded as 'not yet ready'.

So .......... the big IF is Jack Cork. With Carrick out of form and others having proved that they're not good enough, he's got to be in with a shout.
I think it's about time Roy bought a season ticket. As for his visit today, I really don't care what 'Pool players he wants to watch. As for Saints, injuries aside, I think Adam's done enough to book his place, the others haven't and will be eager to shine. I hope Rickie shows that he's more than just a target man. If he can deliver a few of those great passes we've all seen him play (plus a goal or two), that might swing it for him. I imagine Jay is, at best, on standby and, judging by this week's comments, Luke is considered to be 'not yet ready'. We all know we have two English right backs who are better than any of those currently in the England squad but it'll be hard for them to impress in what's left of the season. Chambers looks set to keep Clyne out for most matches and Chambers, like Shaw, will be regarded as 'not yet ready'. So .......... the big IF is Jack Cork. With Carrick out of form and others having proved that they're not good enough, he's got to be in with a shout. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 6

10:57am Sat 1 Mar 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I think it's about time Roy bought a season ticket.

As for his visit today, I really don't care what 'Pool players he wants to watch. As for Saints, injuries aside, I think Adam's done enough to book his place, the others haven't and will be eager to shine.

I hope Rickie shows that he's more than just a target man. If he can deliver a few of those great passes we've all seen him play (plus a goal or two), that might swing it for him. I imagine Jay is, at best, on standby and, judging by this week's comments, Luke is considered to be 'not yet ready'.

We all know we have two English right backs who are better than any of those currently in the England squad but it'll be hard for them to impress in what's left of the season. Chambers looks set to keep Clyne out for most matches and Chambers, like Shaw, will be regarded as 'not yet ready'.

So .......... the big IF is Jack Cork. With Carrick out of form and others having proved that they're not good enough, he's got to be in with a shout.
If Cork was in with a shout he'd be playing against Denmark. Shame he wasn't given a chance and also Clyne who I thought would make it.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I think it's about time Roy bought a season ticket. As for his visit today, I really don't care what 'Pool players he wants to watch. As for Saints, injuries aside, I think Adam's done enough to book his place, the others haven't and will be eager to shine. I hope Rickie shows that he's more than just a target man. If he can deliver a few of those great passes we've all seen him play (plus a goal or two), that might swing it for him. I imagine Jay is, at best, on standby and, judging by this week's comments, Luke is considered to be 'not yet ready'. We all know we have two English right backs who are better than any of those currently in the England squad but it'll be hard for them to impress in what's left of the season. Chambers looks set to keep Clyne out for most matches and Chambers, like Shaw, will be regarded as 'not yet ready'. So .......... the big IF is Jack Cork. With Carrick out of form and others having proved that they're not good enough, he's got to be in with a shout.[/p][/quote]If Cork was in with a shout he'd be playing against Denmark. Shame he wasn't given a chance and also Clyne who I thought would make it. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 3

11:41am Sat 1 Mar 14

red&whitemachine says...

Confucious wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Once more unto the breach, dear fans!
Cry God,for Woy,England,and Saint Poch!
I think Woy should change his name to something more English than this name with distinctly Celtic origins. Too many Irishmen like Woy Keane and Scotsmen like the famous Wob Woy are called Woy - plus of course a few now dead Americans like Woy Orbison and that cowboy Woy Wogers.

He could keep Woy as his middle name. That would be fine as long as he doesn't change his first name to Cordu.
You may possibly be right, but Woy of the Wovers was apt when he was at Blackburn.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Once more unto the breach, dear fans! Cry God,for Woy,England,and Saint Poch![/p][/quote]I think Woy should change his name to something more English than this name with distinctly Celtic origins. Too many Irishmen like Woy Keane and Scotsmen like the famous Wob Woy are called Woy - plus of course a few now dead Americans like Woy Orbison and that cowboy Woy Wogers. He could keep Woy as his middle name. That would be fine as long as he doesn't change his first name to Cordu.[/p][/quote]You may possibly be right, but Woy of the Wovers was apt when he was at Blackburn. red&whitemachine
  • Score: 2

11:53am Sat 1 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I think it's about time Roy bought a season ticket.

As for his visit today, I really don't care what 'Pool players he wants to watch. As for Saints, injuries aside, I think Adam's done enough to book his place, the others haven't and will be eager to shine.

I hope Rickie shows that he's more than just a target man. If he can deliver a few of those great passes we've all seen him play (plus a goal or two), that might swing it for him. I imagine Jay is, at best, on standby and, judging by this week's comments, Luke is considered to be 'not yet ready'.

We all know we have two English right backs who are better than any of those currently in the England squad but it'll be hard for them to impress in what's left of the season. Chambers looks set to keep Clyne out for most matches and Chambers, like Shaw, will be regarded as 'not yet ready'.

So .......... the big IF is Jack Cork. With Carrick out of form and others having proved that they're not good enough, he's got to be in with a shout.
If Cork was in with a shout he'd be playing against Denmark. Shame he wasn't given a chance and also Clyne who I thought would make it.
Clyne has suffered from a) having not yet been called up and b) having lost his regular place to Chambers. It's a pity because I really think he would have been given a chance if had been playing regularly for Saints.

I've been critical of the FA and the England management over recent years. Pressure to play certain players from certain teams has been evident. Dyke has come in and maybe Hodgson now feels freer to pick what he feels are his best players rather than feeling forced into certain selections - I don't know!

What seems to be clear is that he's got a sketch of his final squad and a short list of others he'll keep in reserve. However - and this is where Jack might yet have an outside chance - if Jack manages to hold down his starting place ahead of (or alongside) Victor, and if he impresses Roy, and if one of the regular England players gets injured (and I'm NOT wishing that on anyone - even Smalling or Cleverley), he'll have done enough to be on the England fringes. And that makes him - JUST - in with a shout.

Never say never, Seed!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I think it's about time Roy bought a season ticket. As for his visit today, I really don't care what 'Pool players he wants to watch. As for Saints, injuries aside, I think Adam's done enough to book his place, the others haven't and will be eager to shine. I hope Rickie shows that he's more than just a target man. If he can deliver a few of those great passes we've all seen him play (plus a goal or two), that might swing it for him. I imagine Jay is, at best, on standby and, judging by this week's comments, Luke is considered to be 'not yet ready'. We all know we have two English right backs who are better than any of those currently in the England squad but it'll be hard for them to impress in what's left of the season. Chambers looks set to keep Clyne out for most matches and Chambers, like Shaw, will be regarded as 'not yet ready'. So .......... the big IF is Jack Cork. With Carrick out of form and others having proved that they're not good enough, he's got to be in with a shout.[/p][/quote]If Cork was in with a shout he'd be playing against Denmark. Shame he wasn't given a chance and also Clyne who I thought would make it.[/p][/quote]Clyne has suffered from a) having not yet been called up and b) having lost his regular place to Chambers. It's a pity because I really think he would have been given a chance if had been playing regularly for Saints. I've been critical of the FA and the England management over recent years. Pressure to play certain players from certain teams has been evident. Dyke has come in and maybe Hodgson now feels freer to pick what he feels are his best players rather than feeling forced into certain selections - I don't know! What seems to be clear is that he's got a sketch of his final squad and a short list of others he'll keep in reserve. However - and this is where Jack might yet have an outside chance - if Jack manages to hold down his starting place ahead of (or alongside) Victor, and if he impresses Roy, and if one of the regular England players gets injured (and I'm NOT wishing that on anyone - even Smalling or Cleverley), he'll have done enough to be on the England fringes. And that makes him - JUST - in with a shout. Never say never, Seed! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

12:09pm Sat 1 Mar 14

mack chinnon says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I think it's about time Roy bought a season ticket.

As for his visit today, I really don't care what 'Pool players he wants to watch. As for Saints, injuries aside, I think Adam's done enough to book his place, the others haven't and will be eager to shine.

I hope Rickie shows that he's more than just a target man. If he can deliver a few of those great passes we've all seen him play (plus a goal or two), that might swing it for him. I imagine Jay is, at best, on standby and, judging by this week's comments, Luke is considered to be 'not yet ready'.

We all know we have two English right backs who are better than any of those currently in the England squad but it'll be hard for them to impress in what's left of the season. Chambers looks set to keep Clyne out for most matches and Chambers, like Shaw, will be regarded as 'not yet ready'.

So .......... the big IF is Jack Cork. With Carrick out of form and others having proved that they're not good enough, he's got to be in with a shout.
If Cork was in with a shout he'd be playing against Denmark. Shame he wasn't given a chance and also Clyne who I thought would make it.
Clyne has suffered from a) having not yet been called up and b) having lost his regular place to Chambers. It's a pity because I really think he would have been given a chance if had been playing regularly for Saints.

I've been critical of the FA and the England management over recent years. Pressure to play certain players from certain teams has been evident. Dyke has come in and maybe Hodgson now feels freer to pick what he feels are his best players rather than feeling forced into certain selections - I don't know!

What seems to be clear is that he's got a sketch of his final squad and a short list of others he'll keep in reserve. However - and this is where Jack might yet have an outside chance - if Jack manages to hold down his starting place ahead of (or alongside) Victor, and if he impresses Roy, and if one of the regular England players gets injured (and I'm NOT wishing that on anyone - even Smalling or Cleverley), he'll have done enough to be on the England fringes. And that makes him - JUST - in with a shout.

Never say never, Seed!
Im a bit concerned for Rickie.
No-one has referred to him s "former beetroot bottler" in any article for weeks.
I hate five thirty kick-offs.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I think it's about time Roy bought a season ticket. As for his visit today, I really don't care what 'Pool players he wants to watch. As for Saints, injuries aside, I think Adam's done enough to book his place, the others haven't and will be eager to shine. I hope Rickie shows that he's more than just a target man. If he can deliver a few of those great passes we've all seen him play (plus a goal or two), that might swing it for him. I imagine Jay is, at best, on standby and, judging by this week's comments, Luke is considered to be 'not yet ready'. We all know we have two English right backs who are better than any of those currently in the England squad but it'll be hard for them to impress in what's left of the season. Chambers looks set to keep Clyne out for most matches and Chambers, like Shaw, will be regarded as 'not yet ready'. So .......... the big IF is Jack Cork. With Carrick out of form and others having proved that they're not good enough, he's got to be in with a shout.[/p][/quote]If Cork was in with a shout he'd be playing against Denmark. Shame he wasn't given a chance and also Clyne who I thought would make it.[/p][/quote]Clyne has suffered from a) having not yet been called up and b) having lost his regular place to Chambers. It's a pity because I really think he would have been given a chance if had been playing regularly for Saints. I've been critical of the FA and the England management over recent years. Pressure to play certain players from certain teams has been evident. Dyke has come in and maybe Hodgson now feels freer to pick what he feels are his best players rather than feeling forced into certain selections - I don't know! What seems to be clear is that he's got a sketch of his final squad and a short list of others he'll keep in reserve. However - and this is where Jack might yet have an outside chance - if Jack manages to hold down his starting place ahead of (or alongside) Victor, and if he impresses Roy, and if one of the regular England players gets injured (and I'm NOT wishing that on anyone - even Smalling or Cleverley), he'll have done enough to be on the England fringes. And that makes him - JUST - in with a shout. Never say never, Seed![/p][/quote]Im a bit concerned for Rickie. No-one has referred to him s "former beetroot bottler" in any article for weeks. I hate five thirty kick-offs. mack chinnon
  • Score: 0

12:17pm Sat 1 Mar 14

JohnSFC says...

I wish we made more English center backs. Jordan Turnbull and any of the rest in the other squads should be in there rather than Smalling!
I wish we made more English center backs. Jordan Turnbull and any of the rest in the other squads should be in there rather than Smalling! JohnSFC
  • Score: 1

12:22pm Sat 1 Mar 14

in search of the truth says...

Hodgson is due to be at St Mary’s for the visit of Liverpool, where he will have the opportunity to watch all the outstanding player in the LIVERPOOL team.
Hodgson is due to be at St Mary’s for the visit of Liverpool, where he will have the opportunity to watch all the outstanding player in the LIVERPOOL team. in search of the truth
  • Score: -5

12:23pm Sat 1 Mar 14

in search of the truth says...

Hodgson is due to be at St Mary’s for the visit of Liverpool, where he will have the opportunity to watch the outstanding players in the LIVERPOOL team,
Hodgson is due to be at St Mary’s for the visit of Liverpool, where he will have the opportunity to watch the outstanding players in the LIVERPOOL team, in search of the truth
  • Score: -6

12:44pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Saintcosser says...

Warning this news feed contains plastic Scousers............
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Warning this news feed contains plastic Scousers............ . Saintcosser
  • Score: -1

12:49pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Clever Dick says...

mickey01 wrote:
i think sturridge , sterling and henderson are on his radar too echo
Who are they? Never heard of them. Are they three more of our up and coming academy players?
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: i think sturridge , sterling and henderson are on his radar too echo[/p][/quote]Who are they? Never heard of them. Are they three more of our up and coming academy players? Clever Dick
  • Score: 2

1:59pm Sat 1 Mar 14

FindAndDestroy says...

Costa Baz wrote:
For Roy, this will be like watching an England training session, although I think he has missed a trick by not calling Clyne up. Having said that, with Glen Johnson's time coming to an end, will Chambers leapfrog Clyne in the England stakes as well?

Interesting to read, somewhere, that Roy wants to use a "high tempo pressing style" of football, even in Brazil. Kind of indicates that he will lean quite heavily on younger players, and will enhance JRod's chances of being on the plane, as he fits the mould.
I think it makes a lot sense what you r saying.....I really want MoPo to give Clyne a chance today in front of Roy...He is young he's got speed and Energy......
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: For Roy, this will be like watching an England training session, although I think he has missed a trick by not calling Clyne up. Having said that, with Glen Johnson's time coming to an end, will Chambers leapfrog Clyne in the England stakes as well? Interesting to read, somewhere, that Roy wants to use a "high tempo pressing style" of football, even in Brazil. Kind of indicates that he will lean quite heavily on younger players, and will enhance JRod's chances of being on the plane, as he fits the mould.[/p][/quote]I think it makes a lot sense what you r saying.....I really want MoPo to give Clyne a chance today in front of Roy...He is young he's got speed and Energy...... FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 2

2:04pm Sat 1 Mar 14

FindAndDestroy says...

in search of the truth wrote:
Hodgson is due to be at St Mary’s for the visit of Liverpool, where he will have the opportunity to watch the outstanding players in the LIVERPOOL team,
They are going to leave St Mary's bruised and battered......
[quote][p][bold]in search of the truth[/bold] wrote: Hodgson is due to be at St Mary’s for the visit of Liverpool, where he will have the opportunity to watch the outstanding players in the LIVERPOOL team,[/p][/quote]They are going to leave St Mary's bruised and battered...... FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 1

2:34pm Sat 1 Mar 14

City Saint says...

FindAndDestroy wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
For Roy, this will be like watching an England training session, although I think he has missed a trick by not calling Clyne up. Having said that, with Glen Johnson's time coming to an end, will Chambers leapfrog Clyne in the England stakes as well?

Interesting to read, somewhere, that Roy wants to use a "high tempo pressing style" of football, even in Brazil. Kind of indicates that he will lean quite heavily on younger players, and will enhance JRod's chances of being on the plane, as he fits the mould.
I think it makes a lot sense what you r saying.....I really want MoPo to give Clyne a chance today in front of Roy...He is young he's got speed and Energy......
Clyne is an awesome talent, and I think at this state of things he's better than Callum, who sometimes looks lost to me when he gets too far forward.

I don't think it's any coincidence that our form has been rockier without Clyne in the side. He gives the team balance at the back.

Don't get me wrong, I like chambers too, but I think Clyne is better.
[quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: For Roy, this will be like watching an England training session, although I think he has missed a trick by not calling Clyne up. Having said that, with Glen Johnson's time coming to an end, will Chambers leapfrog Clyne in the England stakes as well? Interesting to read, somewhere, that Roy wants to use a "high tempo pressing style" of football, even in Brazil. Kind of indicates that he will lean quite heavily on younger players, and will enhance JRod's chances of being on the plane, as he fits the mould.[/p][/quote]I think it makes a lot sense what you r saying.....I really want MoPo to give Clyne a chance today in front of Roy...He is young he's got speed and Energy......[/p][/quote]Clyne is an awesome talent, and I think at this state of things he's better than Callum, who sometimes looks lost to me when he gets too far forward. I don't think it's any coincidence that our form has been rockier without Clyne in the side. He gives the team balance at the back. Don't get me wrong, I like chambers too, but I think Clyne is better. City Saint
  • Score: 6

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