My Preffered 23: 3 Lions of England


Well those that know me know my number one football nation is the English National team also known as the Three Lions. I will also like to state that during the 2014 World Cup holding in Brazil from June I will also be closely monitoring the progress of the host nation (Brazil) and the Super Eagles of Nigeria. I want to share what I feel should be the team representing England at the World Cup and I should do same for Nigeria and Brazil in subsequent posts.
Find my list below:
1. Joe Hart (Goalkeeper) – Man City
2. Ben Foster (Goalkeeper) – Westbromwich Albion
3. John Ruddy (Goalkeeper) – Norwich City
4. Glen Johnson (Defender) – Liverpool
5. Ashley Cole(Defender) – Chelsea
6. Leighton Baines(Defender) – Everton
7. Gary Cahill(Defender) – Chelsea
8. Phil Jaglieka(Defender) – Everton
9. Joleon Lescott(Defender)- Man City
10. Steven Caulker(Defender)- Cardiff City
11. Phil Jones(Defender) – Man Utd
12. Steven Gerard (Midfielder) – Liverpool
13. Frank Lampard(Midfielder) – Chelsea
14. James Milner(Midfielder) – Man City
15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Midfielder) – Arsenal
16. Adam Lallana (Midfielder) – Southampton
17. Raheem Sterling (Midfielder) – Liverpool
18. Michael Carrick (Midfielder) – Man Utd
19. Ross Barkley (Midfielder) – Everton
20. Wayne Rooney (Striker) – Man Utd
21. Daniel Sturridge (Striker) – Liverpool
22. Rickie Lambert (Striker) – Southampton
23. Danny Welbeck (Striker) – Man Utd
First XI
Formation: 4-3-3

1. Joe Hart
2. Glen Johnson
3. Leighton Baines
4. James Milner
5. Phil Jagielka
6. Gary Cahill
7. Oxlade Chamberlain
8. Rickie Lambert
9. Daniel Sturridge
10. Steven Gerard
11. Wayne Rooney
Yea my team isn’t fantastic, yea Joe Hart has been calamitous, our defense isn’t tight, our midfield is filled with old and inexperienced players and our strike force is just manageable. We also lack wingers but not to worry Milner, Oxlade and Sterling can handle it with Gerard, Rooney and Sturridge helping out when the need arises. We would surprise y’all by winning the World Cup come July. I would have loved to include Jay Rodriquez in this squad but he might not make it due to injury. I should have put Andy Carroll in because of his frame and if you remember what he did against Sweden in Euro 2012 sure you wouldn’t argue, lol. What we are not hearing is that Theo Walcott might be going to the World Cup. Remember what happened when David Beckham damaged his metatarsal in the UCL game against Deportivo La Coruna prior to the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan. He was put in an Oxygen Tent for speedy recovery and it worked.Same was done to Wayne Rooney when he had same injury in a game against Chelsea weeks before the World Cup of 2006 hosted by Germany.
I believe Beckham’s injury was intentional because the man behind the tackle was an Argentine (Aldo Duscher) and England were scheduled to play Argentina in a group game at the 2002 World Cup. Anyway I hope Walcott can make it to the World Cup because he’s a very important member of the squad. Its sad Jack Wilshere and Jonjo Shelvey didn’t make this team for obvious reasons. I wish Morgan Schneiderlin was English, very fine player.
Watch out for my preferred Nigerian and Brazilian team. Thank you very much for your time and enjoy your weekend…… BLESS !!!
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  1. Bro this your team get as e be o! Caroll ahead of Welbeck? Gerard and Lampard, no Barkley or Wilshire or even Jonjo Shelvey? Ashley Cole to start ahead of Leighton Baines? Ko le work…..Lol


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