Arbeloa, Enrique, Capdevilla and Valero probably wouldn't get in our first XI with a fully fit Cole, Wilshere, Parker and Gerrard. Doubt Arbeloa would walk right into the RB position either. Haven't seen enough of Montoya akthough he probably would play at right back. Martinez could make very good case to partner JW19.
Although, yeah, the rest probably would. Ridiculous quantity of talent.
Martinez is as good as Parker, and Arbeloa and Montoya are both better than any English right-back. Obviously the left-backs wouldn't get in over Cole, but Capdevilla has been the first choice Spanish left-back over the past few years, and Enrique should make the Euro squad.
The reason the majority of them have proven themselves at club level (and I say the majority, not all) is because at their clubs they are surrounded by world class players. The only manager who appears to recognise quality English players is Alex Ferguson.
Well of course they are, but Lampard had banged in 20 goals a season for how many seasons in a row before last season when he was injured? Gerrard, one of the best EPL players of the last decade who's carried Liverpool to how many big victories, including a Champions League title? They're both proven world class players who couldn't perform alongside each other and have very rarely performed in general for England.
Are they doing the ridiculous seeding again for play-offs? Portugal, Croatia, Bosnia & Montenegro in pot 1?
EDIT: That was by FIFA rankings. UEFAs would be Croatia, Portugal, Czechs & Turkey I think.
Oh that's good news that Sweden are already through then, didn't know that.
The seedings last time were a joke but I'm sure they'll do it so their top countries will go through. All these teams have finished second, just make it a random draw. It's the fairest thing to do not these bloody organisations care about fair or promote initiatives like Fair Play.
Oh yeah and Capello can fuck off. If he goes about Euro 2012 like he did the World Cup there's no point us even going.