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James and Sol in for England again

Both David James and Sol Campbell have once again been named in the England squad for the crucial upcoming Euro 2008 qualifiers with Estonia and Russia.

Since first being recalled for the Germany friendly the pair have been named in the squad for each match since, however Campbell has had to withdraw from each squad selected due to injury - so this has to be a case of 3rd time luck surely?

It was feared that his 'final chance' might have passed but he gets in again despite his replacement from the last squad Joleon Lescott also being named in the squad - Campbell will do well to start either match, but I would not bet against him getting on as a sub in at least one of them.

As for James the fact that he should have been England's no.1 well over a year ago but was not has not changed my opinion that he should be the no.1 now - even more so with the matches so crucial and a commander of the area, as James is, needed - but Spineless Steve will probably retain Paul Robinson - I just pray that this will not be a decision that will cost us! Yep James might make a mistake occasionally but with the pressure really on I always know we can rely on him, I do not get the same assurance with Robinson

It is good to see Dean Ashton back in the squad - how I wish we could have got him when he was available - but why Alan Smith and Wes Brown for that matter are again in the squad though is completely and utterly beyond me!

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 5 2007

Time: 2:56PM

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It would be nice to eventually get that competitive cap after 53 years!!
eastneydave
agreed eastneydave and good luck Sol, but for me against Estonia not the Russians who are going to kick everybody in sight. Pompey need Sol it is clear. I know i am probably in a minority here but i don't think Jamo should be no1 after these two games.being patriotic and putting country before club England have to look to the future and whilst i don't know who to pick with the best will in the world that ain't Jamo
russellm
Here's hoping.
storagematt
sol to beat jamo for a start? with mcclaren wanting to rest Terry - that could open up a gap for an experianced central defender...
pompeycarpet
...that must guarantee wes brown a starting place...
pompeycarpet
If Terry is not starting then it has got to be the Sol man surely, but what is Lampard doing in there, he hasnt played this year has he, jobs for the boys time again.
Owenspompey
when i wrote this i didnt see sol starting at all - but as i said in the forum somewhere yesterday i just starting thinking that he may well do that, after watching football focus im starting to think sol will start the estonia game. as for jamo there is no chance - but if robbo is going to make a balls up i hope it comes against estonia so jamo can come back in for the bigger match with russia...
pompeyrug
I think the time has come to replace Robinson with James!
Putney
you wont see me disagreeing mate...
pompeyrug
 

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