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If McClaren goes James could return

If McClaren goes James could return

The England door is open to David James - if spineless Steve goes! Not my view, yours - although these findings from the poll are thoughts I also share.

Steve McClaren has repeatedly said that the England door is shut on no one - his decision to recall David Beckham somewhat backs this claim - but he has also said players will be picked on merit, on how they are performing for their club sides! He clearly hasn't seen a great deal of Pompey this season then has he as James has been right up there with the very best.

It is understandably that McClaren is looking to the future but within reason age should not be a factor when selecting what are the best players - especially when a keeper is concerned as most play on a lot longer, even more so when you say yourself - as McClaren has - that players will be picked on form.

The door is not fully closed on James - but is as near as - and he will continued to keep plugging away in the hope of getting back in but I find it hard to believe McClaren will backtrack for a second time, bringing back Beckham - and rightly so on this count - is probably about as far as he will go.

How you voted - open - if spineless Steve goes 77%, shut, locked, sealed and impenetrable 9%, 'It has never been closed' - apparently 6%, shut and locked 3%, open - if others are injured 2%, shut but not locked 2%, shut, locked and sealed 1%.

Current Poll - With Kanu and Svetoslav Todorov basically told to take it leave it with the contracts they have been offered by Pompey, a final decision on their futures is likely very soon.

Some will be for one or both to stay - some will be for both to go but 'will Kanu and Todorov sign new contracts with Pompey,' let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.

PLAY UP POMPEY!



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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday June 2 2007
Time: 10:15AM

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englands number one, englands, englands number one! well he should be - at the very least a squad member...
pompeyrug
02/06/2007 10:18:00
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Certainly not convinced by Robinson, currently rate James higher
Johnny Kipper
02/06/2007 10:19:00
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I would have him!
Goofle
02/06/2007 10:28:00
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robinson flapped at a few things against brazil didn't he - jamo can do the same as we all know, but he has full command on his area, something i am not sure robinson does... i would be lying if i said i didn't have my doubts on jamo before he arrived but since he has he has been outstanding - just goes to show that no matter how much football you watch you still sometimes don't get past a tag some players have until the play for you... if picked on form - something spineless steve repeats over and over - jamo has been the best english keeper all season...
pompeyrug
02/06/2007 10:31:00
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Jamo was the form English keeper in the Prem last season without a doubt. Mclaren just won't pick him because he plays for us....ridiculous.
Tantona
02/06/2007 11:04:00
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The very reason England are currently struggling is down to one person, and one person only - no prizes for guessing who. This McClaren is definitely not firing on all cylinders and that is down to his simple inability to pick a winning formula. Sack the**** I say and put in someone who really understands football and those that drive it.
pompeygray
02/06/2007 15:43:00
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I know loads of people have said it, but I really do believe big Sam would be awsome as England manager. We need some one who can kick these lazy over paid passionless playboys into shape, & I recon hes the man to do it. Mclaren seems to be as smarmy as ever, & cant ever seem to except how much the team sux right now! pompeygrays got it...get him out!
CharlieChimes
02/06/2007 15:53:00
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i only voted for the majority because it called mcclaren 'spineless steve'
Lysimachus
02/06/2007 16:23:00
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Our priority is Jamo being top dog for us. An England call up for any of our players would be fantastic. Unlikely with 'Cheesy Grin' in charge.
storagematt
02/06/2007 17:16:00
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Yeah, I don't care whether he plays for England or not - if he does play, they are so crap his confidence may suffer and affect us - it would be counter productive. Better he's awsome for us than for that bunch of aunts.
Et_tu_Pompeii
02/06/2007 23:00:00
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