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Villa Striker Ignored England Calls

Villa Striker Ignored England Calls

England Under 21 manager and former boss of Manchester City, (that is a long title) Stuart Pearce has explained why Gabriel Agbonlahor has been left out of the squad for the European Championships this summer.

Psycho told Sky Sports News:

'We called him up for the trip to Spain and he was on holiday at the time. He's failed to respond to the phone calls the FA have made to him. He must have his own reasons, my focus is on the players that have shown up.'

And on becoming full time with the U21's following his departure from the 'I can't be bothered to remember the full name of the city of manchester stadium whatever it is called'

'At the moment I am pleased to be involved in the squad, I've not really thought about it myself as I expected to be the Manchester City boss in the summer.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday May 30 2007
Time: 4:04PM

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If that the case than Gaby is a dope.
still skeggy
30/05/2007 16:08:00
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Or Pearce is a *****..... I know which I think it is :)
Denis_B
30/05/2007 16:11:00
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strange one, i hope gabby hasnt blown his chances, he really needed to be on that international stage. i hope the club make a statement.
Stig
30/05/2007 16:24:00
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Sorry but if you hoped to play for England and they had a competition coming up, you don`t go on holiday, without checking with the FA ? It`s the players fault.
Fletch
30/05/2007 16:31:00
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I have to agree with Fletch (damn I hate doing that). Gabby must have known he had to make himself available for the training camp.
jonah
30/05/2007 16:39:00
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VOTH made a point on the previous article related to this story on this site saying that the onus is not on the club to make a clarification public. Essentially the responsibility lies with Gabby - hopefully he has his reasons, if not, is he mature enough to say so? Whatever it is, I hope he treats it as a minor setback, and if he wants to achieve his England dream, he'll have to play his socks off for Aston Villa!
bazzah
30/05/2007 17:29:00
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Who gives a monkeys? The less he plays in the summer, the fresher he'll be at the start of new season.
Stevew
30/05/2007 17:55:00
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Maybe he would rather play for Nigeria or Scotland !!!!!!
fatloser
30/05/2007 18:37:00
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U21 counts for jack who really gives a carp about it. Think of all the england players who don't play for u21 and go on to great things.
iomvilla
30/05/2007 18:39:00
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What with McMuppet manager of the senior squad and McPsycho manager of the U21s, who in their right mind would bother getting up off the beach ? Take a well earned rest, Gabby!
pongogidman
30/05/2007 18:59:00
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