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James and Campbell selected again

Today is not only transfer deadline day, but is also the day that Spineless Steve selected his England squad for the Euro 2008 matches that could save his England job - or if results go badly, cost him it.

Both David James and Sol Campbell have again been named in his 26 man squad for the double header against Israel and Russia.

Spineless Steve must now make the decision on which keeper he will start with, James or Paul Robinson, with the Pompey man tipped to get the nod.

Campbell however will probably have to be content with a place on the bench, unless Spineless Steve does make the call that many, myself included, feel that he should and drops Rio Ferdinand, paring the Pompey man with captain John Terry.

Uncapped pair David Bentley and much more surprisingly Ashley Young have been called up, but on the whole it is a case of many of his usual old favourites - the ones that only he can see are worthy of a place in the squad - still getting in, with his old Boro mate Stuart Downing back in the fold, again preferred to the far better left sided option of Matty Taylor.

Another Pompey player called up for England is Martin Cranie, who has again been named in the U21 squad. He is in with a chance of adding to his 1st cap in the upcoming games against Montenegro and Bulgaria.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 31 2007

Time: 1:01PM

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Do we have a fan in Car Park today then guys??? As the Picture of Johnson was obviously taken this morning holding his shirt at the New shop car park, cant we get a Vital Fan down there on his mobile to keep us informed on whats going on/down... I'll start the rumours, as a "So Called" associate who was downl the club about half hour ago, said a fan down there was telling everyone, that Coruch is at the club at this moment in time, Can anyone back this up or confirm its utter rubbish???? Im hoping its true, and have everything crossed, but i suspect its in vane and another rumour.
Midge
we will have to get eastneydave on the job :) o'neil looks like he is off for 5m, so add that to the 1m we got for dejan, minus the 3-4m we paid for johnson that leaves us with 2-3m to play with, that might buy one of crouchy's legs - but not much more...
pompeyrug
congrats to jamo and sol again, we could see both playing for england fellas - sol prob as a sub tho with englands no.1 again quite possibly and rightly being jamo.
pompeyrug
nope rug you are wrong matey, i have checked and am able to confidently confirm that we can afford both of his legs but only up to his knees, but if we sell muntari we can afford up to his neck, and since his head is like a 50 pence coin and his heading is crap perhapse that is all we need.
russellm
the spinless thing is no great surprise, hope sol gets a game this time though i dont think Jamo will
russellm
Let you down badly I'm afraid. Couldn't get near FP because of raod works in Goldsmith Avenue everything gridlocked. Home now watching transfers unfold in hyperspace.
eastneydave
Hey dave, thats our new tactic to ensure maximim crowds, once your parked up in Goldsmith you cant get home
russellm
Unless you live in Goldsmith....... I think Jamo will get the nod above Robinson, seriously, how can Mcclaren justify selecting Robinson on club form or England performances .... Sol just on the bench as emergency cover I think - But hey - wer'e are talikng about Pompey players in the England squad, aint that great ?
Chix
I'm sorry I mentioned Goldsmith Avenue. Seems El Hadji Doiuf got through.
eastneydave
When was the last time a Pompey player in a competitive match? My guess Jimmy Dickinson World cup 1954.
eastneydave
It would be brave man to challenge you dave but I reckon your right .. as James is first since Hateley and his games werent competitive ... and I dont think there was anybody between Hateley and Dickinson was there ?
Chix
dave does have a great record and histroy with his facts and stats, so i would not bet against him - ive set him a challenge, which maybe he will accept :)
pompeyrug
I will.
eastneydave
superb, brilliant news dave - enjoy the challenge...
pompeyrug
It's a shme that the goings on of yesterday overshadowed this news. Congratulations to both of you guys, fly the flag for Pompey!!
pompey4me
it certainly is mate, but they will get much more coverage in the coming days - i will be on the case, as will eastneydave by the looks of things.
pompeyrug
Fantastic news !
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