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Reo-Coker's International Conundrum

Nigel Reo-Coker's agent has stated that the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association has been courting the midfielder for the past 5 years.

Although agent, Tony Finnigan, has not spoken to Hokey about the latest attempt, he did comment that he would be perfect to drive the African team forward, but it would involve him giving up on his England dream.

'Nothing would make him prouder than pulling on that England shirt,' Finnigan told the Sunday Mercury.

'But Sierra Leone is in his blood and only Reo-Coker can make that decision. In my opinion, it would be good for him.'

Hokey spent 6 years in the country, and it's stated that his agent has 75% of their talent on his books so it's understandable as to why he believes Nigel's leadership credentials would give them the perfect boost ahead of the upcoming African Nations.

The question is ultimately does he genuinely believe he can find his form with us, or more likely another club and unseat the plethora of favoured midfielders in the England setup whilst running the risk of being only a fringe player, as opposed to an integral part of the Sierra Leone camp?

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 30 2010

Time: 3:02PM

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Given the dearth of decent defensive midfielders in this country, had Reo Coker been playing regular football this season and last I believe he would almost certainly be going to the world cup with England. He should do everything possible to find himself a new club (given that his face unfortunately doesn't fit at Villa), and in a season's time, with a bit of luck, he can be a regular feature of the England squad. Of course, why Villa are letting a potential England international rot in their reserves is of greater importance to us Villa fans. I'm not convinced that players are going to look at Villa and think, if I go there, I can play for England. Rather they will look at the players littered throughout our squad of real ability who aren't going to the World Cup, who perhaps should be, and think they'd be better off somewhere else - Spurs for example.
Albarnista
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30/05/2010 22:45:00

He will never become anything at Villa as long as MON is in charge. MON has repeatedly proved he holds grudges, even toward the Leicester fans who still think he is a god. Shocking really
tubbz
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31/05/2010 00:20:00

i just find it weird that he starts 2 games for us, gets 2 man of the match awards... yet sits on the bench! play a 5 man midfield, get him involved!
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