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Taylor, is he Macca's solution?

Taylor, is he Macca's solution?

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.



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Writer:paultsmouth
Date:Saturday April 14 2007
Time: 9:12PM

Comments

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Get your arse down here McClaren
paultsmouth
14/04/2007 21:16:00
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And while you're at it admit you are bald and lose the comb-over
paultsmouth
14/04/2007 21:17:00
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He should be in the squad to get him used to the set up, take in the experience. Downing hasn't quite done it for England, how many cjance do you give him. MT is certainly doing it for Pompey. No doubt if was palying for Spurs he would get picked.
storagematt
14/04/2007 21:34:00
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Feck off! Joe Cole is back, that's his position!
merlin
14/04/2007 21:35:00
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Joe Cole can play, he can take Lampard's place, although class he has proven that him and Gerrard can't plat together
paultsmouth
14/04/2007 21:37:00
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a call-up for Matty would prove once and for all that McClaren isnt monitoring the status and regular performances of our club. Almost every week Matty will put in a bogstandard performance of average left wingplay, every now and then he might get a goal which seems to kid the a lot of people into thinking he's played well. He's still way off being that potential superstar we saw at wingback in our glorious promotion season. The only reason for him to be called up atm would be his pretty nifty penalty taking skills
LeonardHatred
14/04/2007 21:45:00
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He has scored 9 goals, not a bad bogstandard season Len, you prefer Downing then?
paultsmouth
14/04/2007 21:49:00
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McClaren is the biggest idiot ever to wear an England blazer. The guy is worse than that numpty Swede we had, he is incompetent, incomplete, incontinent and a total waste of space. He should never have been made manager and let's face it, he was not even third choice!! the guy is a complete pillock, he is worse than useless and the only gift he has is that his anus is big enough to take whatever the FA want to shove up there! The sooner he goes the better English football will be.

There is no doubt that wherever you go in the Prem, all the other sides agree that David James SHOULD be wearing the Number One shirt for England, but that jumped up, egotistical, arrogant, self centred, stubborn idiot McClown will never admit he was wrong to drop James, Campbell and Beckham, so England will NEVERqualify for the European Championships because of this pathetic excuse for an England manager.

As a result, Matty Taylor and any other player worthy of an England call up will never get the recognition he deserves because we are Portsmouth and the FA along with McClown will never accept that a player can be that good here. Shame really, as they obviously have never checked their history because we did have players once who were worthy.

One final point - if you are reading this McClown and you want to sue me - then go ahead punk, make my day!!!!!
TruePompeyBlue
14/04/2007 21:49:00
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LeonardHatredYou sure you're Pompey mate?? FFS, Matty is by far one of the best natural left footed midfield players in England if not the best!!! Cole is crap with his left peg, he only ever uses it to stand on - he's good with his right and there is no denying that. But a natural left footed player is rare and McClown is a blind merchant banker if he cannot see this!! the only reason Downing gets the nod is because he is one of McClown's favourite boys!

Taylor bogstandard??? My effing arse LeonardHatred!!!
TruePompeyBlue
14/04/2007 21:53:00
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It's nice to strike a chord every now and then!!
paultsmouth
14/04/2007 21:56:00
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