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Who Would You Put In The England Starting XI?
Yogan (Chelsea) 7 years ago
Right so everyone's started to put Joe Cole now, right?
Yamsy (Liverpool) 7 years ago
No, I still believe he is not gonna' be fully fit to play after the injury, maybe a few months later...
Sergio 7 years ago
I disagree (Sorry) To me he will always have the spirit and instinct
MagadanMD (Chelsea) 7 years ago


--Johnson--Terry--Ferdinand--A. Cole


Gerrard17 (Liverpool) 7 years ago
David James (GK)
Glen Johnson (RB) John Terry (CB) Rio Ferdinand (CB) Ashley Cole (LB)
Shaun Wright-Phillips (RM) Steven Gerrard (CM) Frank Lampard (CM) Joe Cole (RM)
Wayne Rooney (ST) Jermaine Defoe (ST)
[account-removed] 7 years ago

--Johnson---Terry---Lescott--A. Cole


Yamsy (Liverpool) 7 years ago
Adapting Liverpool's way of playing Gerrard as CF, it could work...
Kimaway17 (Liverpool) 7 years ago
Ya it could. I am not convince with Lennon. He's decision making is crap. He can dribble but when it come to decisions then he messes up
Sergio 7 years ago
IT could. But lets not. I think gerrards posession in the midfield with barry and lampard is exquisique. Would love him more on the left side. For example the Croatia game. The Middield was playing fluid football that I never seen this generation of stars do
ManUK (Manchester United) 7 years ago
Totally plus, I'm not sure what you have with Lennon Kim he was are best player vs croatia
ManUK (Manchester United) 7 years ago
Totally plus, I'm not sure what you have with Lennon Kim he was are best player vs croatia
Buddy (Arsenal) 7 years ago
Johnson rio terry cole
Milner lampard gerrard
Rooney defoe

Subs. Beckham [C.] cole lescott young
Foster king hargreaves gabby
SHUNGEN (Nagoya Grampus) 7 years ago
For me, the starting line-up at England's current form would have to be using the 4-5-1 formation.

Gk: James
Df: Johnson, Terry, Ferdinand, A. Cole
Mf: Lampard, Barry, Gerrard
Wf: Lennon, A. Young
Cf: Rooney

The reason I would start with Rooney and not with Defoe is that, Defoe nearly always come on late in the game to score. So in that I would prefer him as an impact striker.

I picked Lennon because I personally think he is the better choice (ahead of Wright-Phillips and Walcott) in the current form, and I think that he and Johnson really worked well together in the flank
Kimaway17 (Liverpool) 7 years ago
You do have a point but I think you should have a way to start Defoe and Rooney. To great forwards 2gthr
Yamsy (Liverpool) 7 years ago
No one wants to mention Heskey maybe?
Daveej (Middlesbrough) 7 years ago
Defoe is on fire. He should start irrespective of debates about who works better with rooney. True, heskey does well to hold the ball up and feed onto rooney, but england should really utilise defoe when he's hot. Not sure who to put on the right out of wright phillips and lennon, but lennon did play very well against croatia and seems to have a point to prove for england. Can't really go past lampard and gerrard in the middle. Joe cole on the left if he's fit - the guy makes things happen and is exciting to watch. Ferdinand and terry are our rocks in central defence. Johnson and cole make for great attacking wing backs.

Gk: Foster
Rb: Johnson
Cb: Ferdinand
Cb: Terry
Lb: A. Cole
Rm: Lennon
Cm: Gerrard
Cm: Lampard
Lm: J. Cole
Cf: Defoe
Cf: Rooney
Rockerr (Liverpool) 7 years ago
IMO  Glen Johnson instead of richards.  And lennon instead of A. Young

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