Originally Posted by united_07
Wonder if Gary Hoper will ever being mentioned about potentially being in the England squad, has 41 goals in 71 games in the past couple of seasons for Celtic. But then its difficult to compare the level of the SPL with the Premier League.
Kris Boyd couldn't do it in the Championship despite being the most prolific in Scottish Premier League history, and that was only in the last couple of years. The SPL's utter dross now and completely incomparable.
Hooper's still fairly young though as opposed to Boyd when he came down. Anthony Stokes & Samaras have good scoring records at Celtic too and look how poor they were over here, Stokes more so.
Don't get how Ashley Cole's been picked if senior players were being dropped. We all know he's number one choice and if other players were to get a run out, it'd be the perfect chance for Leighton Baines.
Barry, Downing & Walcott can just fuck off. AOC's definitely overhyped. He's only really produced against us with our shite defence and 10 men. Give him time, but right now it's too soon.
I'd like to have seen Britton get a chance, maybe even Sinclair & Dyer too at Downing & Walcott's expense. With Rooney ill currently and out of the first two games, it's a stupid decision to pick him.
Cahill's played more games than Dawson and Dawson's been rested?! Seriously? Cahill got shown up big time against Napoli the other night, but I guess playing alongside Luiz means you're going to get exposed.
Anyway, the team I'd like to see:
Richards - Smalling - Jones - Baines
Cleverley - Gerrard
Welbeck - Bent - Sturridge