James left out
Fabio Capello had warned David James, and others, that they would need to prove that the are fully fit and would be able to last the pace at the world cup to be selected for the 2010 squad going to South Africa - his chances have taken a knock though after he was left out of the squad to face Brazil at the weekend...
It is 'said' that James struggles to play a couple of games in 7-days these days, so with it likely that he could be faced with the prospect of having to play around 3 in roughly this time span at the world cup next summer Capello has concerns over James' ability to do the job he needs?
After coming on against Ukraine in the last international window the Pompey keeper then missed the Belarus game, this is where the 'apparent' concerns started.
To be honest I am surprised that James has been left out - but is this because Capello has pretty much decided that James is going to be one of the 3 keepers he takes and wants to look at others, or does have serious concerns over James' fitness? Have we seen the last of James on the international stage?
For me he is still the bets English keeper around, but as mentioned Capello has said he will take no passengers, so if James cannot play the amount of games that 'might' be needed then he has to look at others I guess, right?
I guess time will tell if his time is up, and time will also tell if he feels this omission is anything to do with playing for Pompey - which will no doubt we will see further 'reports' about him and what his Pompey future will be this week as a result...
PLAY UP POMPEY!