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What Does Ashley Young Have To Do?

What Does Ashley Young Have To Do?

What does Ash have to do!?

Is anyone else completely baffled by Fabio Capello!? What does Ashley Young have to do to get a start or even just some game time for England?

In recent games Capello has refused to give the lad a chance, even though he has consistently played brilliantly for the Villa. Young was named in last years PFA team of the season, if this isn't evidence of
consistence then I don't have a clue what is!!

Capello's approach of picking in form players is commendable, and I suppose we can't really complain when we are the team most represented in his English squad. However when a lad who has maintained such a level of excellence and has been awarded 3 player of the months (one as recently as January) and a place amongst the likes of Fernando Torres in the team of the season, and yet cannot get much, if any game time ahead of the likes of Downing surely we have to ask the question;


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Date:Thursday February 12 2009
Time: 1:49PM


Has Ashley slept with Capello's wife? Or has she been online alot lately?
12/02/2009 13:57:00
Change his name to Stewart Downing?
12/02/2009 13:58:00
completely agree,how young is not getting a look in is unbelievable when the likes carlton cole can play 5 good matches and get more time in an england shirt is bemusing to say the least. young has consistently been one of the best players in prem over the last 2 years and finds himself even with that statistic behind the likes of downing and swp is utterly amazing. i dont understand whatsoever and im sure the likes of martin is scratching his head in amazement over it as well. UTV
Belfast Villain
12/02/2009 13:59:00
Yup, it's a joke. Carlton Cole is a horror show...and Downing, well...hey ho, sod it, he's fit for us!
12/02/2009 14:04:00
Carlton and Downing are the best players at their respective clubs but nowhere England quality, and Downing takes freekicks now???? I am boycotting England matches again. Last time was when they consistently played P. Neville but its a circus now with Beckham playing in whichever position he has reinvented himself in. No wonder we never win anything. Papers and the FA are still doing the managers job.
12/02/2009 14:24:00
Young could try not diving every time he approaches the penalty area, just an idea.......
12/02/2009 14:38:00
capello has done pretty well results wise but selecting downing ahead of young is making him a bit of a laughing stock im afraid. with ashley in the side do you really think we would have seen sergio ramos surging forward so often? and how bout the fact he is the best crosser of the ball in the premiership. heskey could have done with a few decent crosses last night. jeez!
12/02/2009 14:55:00
I agree Downing doesn't deserve his place, but I also agree with your thoughts YJ. I would be chuffed if that was the reason and hopefully Capello can tell him about it because it hurts me to see Villa players acting like that, if we score from it its worse.
12/02/2009 15:38:00
I'm happy he didn't play, it was only a bloody friendly and we now have a 100% fit Ashley Young, if he had got injuried and was ruled out the rest of the season you would of all been like i wish he wasn't picked, i think Young will be a bit dispointed but im sure MON will be over the moon.
Villa 4 Ever
12/02/2009 15:39:00
Not the most likely things though, I'd rather he played to be honest. International football is for the big boys and thats what we want Ash to be.
12/02/2009 16:21:00
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