Date:Saturday April 14 2007
England's left-sided problem has been paramount for years, in fact Chris Waddle was the last natural left-sided midfielder to have success in a position which has become a poisoned chalice.
There is a bloke however who plays football on the unfashionable South Coast for a team called Portsmouth, the ground is tatty, the facilities not the best, but they are however in the Premiership and threatening to gatecrash the European spots.
As England manager I'm sure you can probably gain tickets, Fratton park is situated at the bottom of the A3, barely 60 miles from London where all the proper teams play, not to far to try a visit on a nice day. On arriving at Fratton Park you may recognise a couple of familiar faces who may have dropped off your mobile number list, there's big Sol Campbell and his mate David James, you might remember them both from your time as Sven Goran Erikssons' assistant, they both worked for him from time to time. When you take your seat for the match cast an eye to the left hand side of the pitch and look for a young man wearing number 14 (blue shirt), you will notice he can strike the ball better than most with his left foot, and very competently well with his right foot. Keep an eye out for spectacular efforts at goal, don't be fooled in to thinking they are flukes, check the Match of the day goal of the Month archives and you will note they often feature in second place behind two foot tap-ins by your beloved Paul Scholes. You may also take note of the fact he can cross the ball very well and has great stamina enabling him to help the defence when needed.
Mr. Mcclaren when you sit down to pick the next England squad you may like to consider Matt Taylor an option rather than you head-boy from your old club Middlesborough, also look out for the performances of big Sol, James, O'Neil and Sean Davis, they are all English and don't actually play for a foreign club however distant Portsmouth may seem, Sven never showed his face at Fratton, maybe it's about time you showed yours.
Date:Saturday April 14 2007
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