UK time is: 09:44:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cranie makes England U21 debut

Pompey defender Martin Cranie was called up to the England U21 squad for the first time last week and he marked this call up by making his debut last night.

Cranie started the friendly match against Romania as a new looked England side were held to a 1-1 draw in Bristol, taking the lead in the 1st half when Matt Derbyshire scored. Romania levelled before half time, then had a player sent off in the 2nd half.

Tonight the full England side face Germany in a friendly at Wembley and David James will be hoping to mark his recall - after more than a year in the wilderness - with the chance to show Spineless Steve what he has been missing.

No doubt it will be a poor match, as most of the England games are these days, but hopefully James can get at least a half to show his stuff. My thinking is he deserves to play at least the 2nd half - arguably he deserves a start - after being overlooked when he clearly should have been in the squads all along, if not as the No.1.

Either way, so long as he comes back to Pompey tomorrow fit and well, ready for Chelsea on Saturday that is the main thing - get you match predictions forward for the Chelsea game in the predictions league by clicking here.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

To join the Vital Pompey debate - in the forum or with comments on articles - simply take a few seconds to register an account.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 22 2007

Time: 8:16AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Cranie one of only four to play the full 90 - Will do his confidence no end of good - As for Jameo he deserves th full 90 as well, if not only to acknowledge his form. that said i'll settle for and he'll probably get the second half. This will be the first England friendly I've bothered to watch in a few years... I at least hope he gets on at some point
Chix
Report Abuse
22/08/2007 10:29:00

agreed mate, good on the fella this will do his confidence the world of good. i like what i have seen so far from him, we certainly have more to come from him. he played left back aswell didnt he, so his versatility was proved even more.
pompeyrug
Report Abuse
22/08/2007 19:41:00

well jamo isnt starting is he - i just hope he gets on at half time as he deserves 45 minutes minimum...
pompeyrug
Report Abuse
22/08/2007 19:41:00

Got to be a good thing.
storagematt
Report Abuse
23/08/2007 09:17:00

Well done Martin, great to have a player in the team after Gary and Matty.
Owenspompey
Report Abuse
26/08/2007 20:33:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...18th April (Saturday April 18 2015)

Pompey v Bury - Fratton (Friday April 17 2015)

Worthington wants it! (Friday April 17 2015)

The 'Flying Finn' applies (Thursday April 16 2015)

Oxford in for Ginger Ninja? (Thursday April 16 2015)

Phew! Luckily 'Arry approves! (Thursday April 16 2015)

On this day in history...16th April (Thursday April 16 2015)

Match highlights - Stevenage 1-0 Pompey (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. pompeyrug 157
2. Pompeytim 39
3. eastneydave 32
4. cornypomp 27
5. Et_tu_Pompeii 25
6. storagematt 24
7. PFCblue 20
8. Jimsmithswig 18
9. mslorna48 17
10. Copnor43 16

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Northampton 42 17 7 18 7 58
12. Morecambe 43 15 12 16 -1 57
13. Wimbledon 43 14 14 15 -4 56
14. Portsmouth 43 13 14 16 -2 53
15. Dag & Red 43 15 8 20 -5 53
16. Oxford 43 12 16 15 -5 52
17. Accrington 43 14 10 19 -16 52

Breaking League News

Tranmere v Oxford
Oxford : 18/04/2015 08:04:00
Carlisle v Plymouth - Team News
Carlisle : 18/04/2015 08:00:01
Luton v Hartlepool - Team News
Hartlepool : 18/04/2015 08:00:01
Cambridge v Mansfield - Team News
Mansfield : 18/04/2015 08:00:01
#PompeyPredictionsLeague - Update no.43
Portsmouth : 18/04/2015 08:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Pompey v Bury?
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Pompey win 34%
Draw 22%
Bury win 44%