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Villa Boys Remain In England Squad

Gareth Barry, Ashley Young and Scott Carson have been called-up to the England squad for the Euro qualifier v Croatia and the friendly next Friday (16th) v Austria.

The England v Croatia game is on Wednesday 21 November at 8pm, live on BBC1

Paul Robinson, Tottenham Hotspur, 41 caps
David James, Portsmouth, 35 caps
Scott Carson, Aston Villa (on loan from Liverpool) 0 caps.
Wayne Bridge, Chelsea, 25 caps (1 goal)
Ashley Cole, Chelsea, 61 caps
Nicky Shorey, Reading, 2 caps
Wes Brown, Manchester United, 13 caps
Sol Campbell, Portsmouth, 71 caps (1 goal)
Joleon Lescott, Everton, 2 caps
Micah Richards, Manchester City, 9 caps (1 goal)
Phil Neville, 59 caps
David Beckham, LA Galaxy, 97 caps (17 goals)
Steven Gerrard, Liverpool, 61 caps (12 goals)
Frank Lampard, Chelsea, 58 caps (13 goals)
Gareth Barry, Aston Villa, 14 caps
Owen Hargreaves, Manchester United, 39 caps
Joe Cole, Chelsea, 45 caps (7 goals)
Ashley Young, Aston Villa, 0 caps
Stewart Downing, Middlesbrough, 16 caps
Shaun Wright-Phillips, Chelsea, 17 caps (3 goals)
David Bentley, Blackburn Rovers, 1 cap
Alan Smith, Newcastle United, 18 caps (1 goal)
Michael Owen, Newcastle United, 87 caps (40 goals)
Shrek, Manchester United, 40 caps (14 goals)
Peter Crouch, Liverpool, 22 caps (12 goals)
Jermain Defoe, Tottenham Hotspur, 24 caps (3 goals)




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 9 2007

Time: 2:27PM

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Maybe someone could explain to me why we need 3 left backs, and also how on earth Alan Smith gets into every England squad, as I am really quite baffled!
DeanoVilla
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09/11/2007 14:33:00

Cole, Bridge, Shorey plus Phil Neville, Lescott and Barry, that makes 6 players in the squad who can play at LB. At least Jenas doesn't get included anymore.
hedley
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09/11/2007 15:00:00

Let's hope Young gets a lookin this time ahead of Mclarens bum boy Downing. UTV
MattUTV
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09/11/2007 15:12:00

Young desrerves to start in the friendly. Joe Cole should be rested for the Croatia game. (Not that the result matters now anyway!)
son_of_cher
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09/11/2007 15:33:00

fair play to your boys, gotta be said tho they are included becuase they deserve to be there. esp barry(even if he has kept lamps out) well done letshope it continues! but it'd be nice to see lamps and barry get a full game together see how that works
SMOKIEJACK
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09/11/2007 15:36:00

Doesn't matter how many left backs we have, unless Israel pull off a miracle, we are out!
The Fear
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09/11/2007 15:45:00

Can't they dress Laursen in an England shirt and change his name!?!
leelindsay
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09/11/2007 16:27:00

Great to see Villa's youngsters recognised. Hopefully fire them up for Sunday! Am I being totally biased or shouldn't Gabby have been included in the Senior squad rather than Alan Smith? If not Gabby, then Theo Walcott should have been, but Alan Smith is, in my opinion, not good enough for International football.
krfeskivilla
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09/11/2007 16:29:00

Shrek's out. Gabby to be called up???!!!!
Gazvilla
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09/11/2007 16:39:00

Young has to have at least a sub appearance just to see what hes like.
villabikes29
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09/11/2007 16:53:00

Russia will put us out of our misery and then the absence of Terry and Rooney will mean sod all! McClaren out!
merlin
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09/11/2007 17:04:00

McClaren is surely a dead man walking? Be interesting to see how replaces shrek.
The Fear
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09/11/2007 17:29:00

Good to see three Villans in what could very well be McClarens final England squad. Then it could be back to square one, with our lads having to impress a new man at the helm. Even if Israel do manage to avoid defeat against the Russians, I wouldn't be overly confident about our lot seeing off Croatia.
glensider
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09/11/2007 17:53:00

Barry is a must start in the CM postion. He has been England's best player in the last 4 games. Lampard, Gerrard, Hargreaves and Carrick are behind him in current form for England at this moment in time.
Real Deal
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09/11/2007 18:23:00

Barry becomes a semi-sort-of-regular, then England fail to qualify. You couldn't make it up!!!
Jasper's Parrot
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09/11/2007 20:31:00

I cannot believe that some of the so called experts (Keown and Lawrenson) on the box are saying that Hargreaves should replace Barry!! They said because we lost against Russia! I still thought he was one of Englands better players that day, that coming on the back of three man of the match performances for England.
dazza71
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10/11/2007 17:40:00

Could not see McClaren dropping Barry from the squad but with Fat Frankie returning to form he may well start on the bench.
col8
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12/11/2007 11:54:00

As always, hope our lads return fit and well to B6. There's still a lot to achieve this season.
glensider
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15/11/2007 19:18:00

 

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