Re: International Matches Discussion Thread
Wish I'd seen the England game now. Was Jones really that bad? He's not a right back anyway so it's not a big surprise. Smalling is a better option though in that position but I'd have Jones starting at centre back unless Rio hits form and is match fit. I can't remember the last major tournament we had him fit, might've been 2006. Terry's always been there if I remember rightly.
Anyway I'd go with this with fitness taken into account:
Smalling - Jones/Ferdinand - Terry - Cole
Wilshere/Cleverley - Gerrard/Lampard
Rooney - Bent - Young
Tomorrow night, the task ahead is absolutely massive.
Not only will Scotland need to bring the game to Spain, but Charlie Adam will need to pass better than Xavi.
You can just forget about a result in your game. Your only hope is the Czech Republic don't do anything in Lithuania.
I hope Ireland secure second spot without Keane. I didn't know Armenia were in third and had a shot of grabbing second too. Makes that a bit interesting. After the last Play Off campaign, Ireland deserve all the luck in the world.
Last edited by Nige™; 10-10-2011 at 05:24 PM.