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Pompey trio in England squad

David James, Glen Johnson and Jermain Defoe have all been called into the 30 man provisional England squad for the friendly with France in Paris next week.

Fabio Capello will once again trim this squad to 23 players on Saturday night, but hopefully Johnson will this time make the final cut, rather than be cut, whereas Defoe came in as a late replacement shortly after signing for us last time.

The main thing, should all 3 make it into the squad and/or play a part against France is injuries are avoided, as we have our biggest game in years coming up shortly after this - in case you have forgotten or have been on another planet that game will be the FA cup semi finalů

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Date:Thursday March 20 2008

Time: 2:50PM

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I expect Johnson to start as the only other Right Back is Brown and he is not playing well. Three players in the England squad are we dreaming - pulls out needle - no definitely not.
eastneydave
A great reflcetion on us all. Let's hope they are on the pitch at the same time, has it happened before? Then safely home, it's only a friendly after all.
storagematt
we deserve it!
pompeycarpet
*they deserve it
pompeycarpet
A proper manager like capello knows what he is doing.
pompeysno.9
JERMAINE DEFOE CAN'T PLAY AGAINST SPURS THIS WEEK ACCORDING TO FIFA !!
stfc ballboy
HAVE JUST READ ON POMPEYS WEBSITE THAT DEFOE CAN NOT PLAY I CANT BELIEVE IT SOMETHING NOT RIGHT THERE LETS HOPE IT IS WHAT THEY SAY IT IS AND WILL NOT GET A NASTY SHOCK IN THE SUMMER
knocker
SURELY WHEN WE PLAY AGINST MAN CITY BENJANI CAN'T PLAY AGAINST US
stfc ballboy
Benjani didnt sign on loan first, they bent the rules for City, but wont bend them for us. Absolute disgrace, the FA prove what mugs they are once more!!
Owenspompey
Sure is a disgrace. Still we can play our Cup side and practice things before Wembley.
eastneydave
well, i read this, and thought "no problem, we have a stong midfield, and 4-5-1 will probably be the best option anyway". then i remembered that we have muntari and diop out to. so we will be down to our bare bones against totenem...(which is why we will loose...)
pompeycarpet
First time I've heard of this rule - I'm fuming, it makes no sense whatsoever, none. I understand why its there if a player is on loan, but why does it continue after the deal is permanent? Its stupid. He's our player we should be allowed to play him. I was really looking forward to watching him stick a couple past Robinson on Saturday!!!
tracyc
oh, and davies is also injured...
pompeycarpet
Benjani will play against us. He was never loaned to Man City.
stillthewhizz
At least Utaka, Arnold,and Aubeywil probably get a run, and i would think that Nugent will be on the bench. Jermaine will be back for Wigan, and then the big boys will be back for the semi, we will be alright, but the squad is being tested to the full. Oh i forgot, Richard Duffy is available as well, and he plays for Wales!!, but not Pompey, how does that work?
Owenspompey
Dave, when did we last have three players in an England squad?
Owenspompey
See input 2. Have we ever had more than 1 Pompey player on the pitch at any time, we could have 3?
storagematt
and when sol campbell gets back... oh, and lets hope defoe makes the 23 man squad, as hes not playing this weekend so wonthave a chancve to impress! and with our injuries everyone else has to chip in so that jamo and johnno dont get made to look like mugs this weekend, this is a big test for us!
jbaker
It will be a big test for us, lets hope that we dont let ourselves down.
Owenspompey
 

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