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The England wait ends for Pompey

The England wait ends for Pompey

It had been hoped that England might come calling for at least one Pompey player for the friendly with Germany and Spineless Steve has - and not just for one but two Pompey players!

David James and Sol Campbell had been offered a glimmer of hope of ending their yearlong international exile but injury seemed to end Campbell's hopes, with yet another oversight for James feared.

However both James and Campbell have been recalled.

This makes them the first Pompey players called up for England in more than 20 years - since Mark Hateley in 1984.

Matty Taylor was seen as a good shout for a crack at the left hand side of England's midfield but the fact that he has not started a match this season, even though he came on to some success in front of Spineless Steve in midweek, did not help his chances, so his call will have to wait a while longer - hopefully this will come with him still a Pompey player?

Injury to Wayne Rooney and lack of fitness for Michael Owen, had led many to believe that David Nugent would be given another chance, however this has again not been the case and his chance - which will come I am sure - will have to wait also.

So there we have it, after 23 years of waiting for this England call up will have had not one, but two in one sitting - well done James and Campbell, fully deserved particularly James.

It is a shame that Taylor and/or Nugent could not have joined them, but we cannot be greedy. At least Pompey can benefit exclusively as a result - in both cases hopefully, although the 'Taylor to leave' talk is really picking up. We also do not need to fear others 'taping up' our younger players when on international duty - for a little while longer at least.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday August 17 2007
Time: 3:04PM

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:-) Agreed, its nice to see Pompey have finally broke the Duck after more years, than a lot of our fans ages. About bloody time.
Midge
17/08/2007 15:18:00
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and vital pompey were able to make it an 'exclusive' too as it was on here before anywhere else - altho technically the 3:04pm time tied with the bbc :) this was in part thanks to Midge!
pompeyrug
17/08/2007 15:23:00
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maybe greedy i know, but i think nugent is abit unlucky not to get in - altho as russ has just told me, via text, the bar has been raised, so he needs to step up to the plate fully 1st, but he will. at least he didnt miss out to emile heskey - now that would have been criminal!
pompeyrug
17/08/2007 15:26:00
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Hooray!!! Might have a pint tonight to celebrate...then I usually do on Fridays. Suggests Sol will be fit for tomorrow.
eastneydave
17/08/2007 16:10:00
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yep, lets hope so mate as that is the most important thing for pompey isnt it. altho spineless does seem to have just brought a whole load of players in even if they wont be playing - so i am thinking that this quite possibly means that sol - and jamo of course - are in his plans beyond germany too...
pompeyrug
17/08/2007 16:17:00
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ok which one of you shoved your d~ck up spinless steve's ars to act as a make shift back bone, cmon now own up
russellm
17/08/2007 17:50:00
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ha ha!!! new he had to give in at some point!! I gotta say though, after MacLaren left an answer machine message dumping Sol
CharlieChimes
17/08/2007 18:25:00
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I would have made him sweat a little! anyways, well done Boys!! what about Matty next??
CharlieChimes
17/08/2007 18:26:00
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Well done lads - just listening to Sol just now on the radio, thinks he will be out for a week, putting him out of the Bolton game, and the England match too.. :-( Hope James gets a half from McTw@t - not a lot of point calling him up otherwise, would be a token effort.. Lets hope Nugent gets off the mark and gets himself a place back in the squad soon too!
scott mc
17/08/2007 18:31:00
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Hurrah (my 1st post that has appeared) - many thanks to "J" and also to PompeyRug for getting my a/c sorted - cheers lads!
scott mc
17/08/2007 18:32:00
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