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'Arry - Jamo is still England's no.1

'Arry - Jamo is still England's no.1

Dave Nugent came on at half time against Ipswich and did change the game, his pace, movement and mobility caused all sorts of problems for them in the 2nd half and his goal proved the winner, but David James did the business again for us at the other end didn't he - showing once again he is still the top English keeper in the country, after making 3 fantastic saves.

And Harry Redknapp remains convinced that new England boss Fabio Capello should look no further than James as his no.1: 'I have never seen anyone as dedicated.

'He made three saves against Ipswich no-one else would have done. He has got everything.

'Their fans were singing 'England's number four' - well I would like to see the other three'.

My thoughts on James remain the same as they have been for the past 2 years, there is no better English keeper around.

We have a lot of fantastic keepers, such as Scott Carson, Ben Foster, Chris Kirkland and Paul Robinson but none should be picked ahead of James. He is 37, but so what, unless you knew this you wouldn't know! He is as fit, mobile, agile and most importantly as good as ever - in fact better.

A fella that I feel could surprise a few is Man City's Joe Hart? I have this feeling that he could be making the England squad sooner rather than later, but he would still be behind James, who has the experience and quality that England needs.

I suppose we will find out next month what Capello thinks wont we...

Speaking of James, he was pleased with his performance but progression into round 4 of the FA cup meant more to him, and he hopes that we can keep progressing, so his hope is that today's draw will be 'kind to us'.


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Date:Monday January 7 2008
Time: 11:00AM


Fabio Capello was recently quoted as saying his main concern was that he 'doesn't have a world class goalkeeper he can rely on'. I really hope Jamo's performance on Saturday goes part of the way to convince him that he really does.
07/01/2008 11:45:00
And on top of that the press this morning are saying that Glen JOhnson should be the England Right Back. The Opta stats put him top of the tree with Hart the top keeper!!
07/01/2008 12:41:00
johnson should be the england right back - ive honestly never seen a better attacking right back in a pompey shirt... attacking has never been his problems, defending is what let him down, but the fella can now do this, he's getting better all the time and has to be in the next england squad, if not starting 11... and again jamo just proves why he should have been the no.1 for the last 2 years, and quite possibly why he should be now...
07/01/2008 12:49:00
David James was exceptional and it also shows that he can go for periods of the game without being called on to often yet still be able to keep focused and pull of superb stops! Definately englands no1 at the moment as the younger keepers are still developing. The only thing that may go against him is that we dont have competitve games for a while, so capello may use the friendlies to give the younger players more exp.... only time will tell!
07/01/2008 13:00:00
U dead right Sachas bro!!! DJ is consitent...and, never thought I'd say it, so is GJ!!!!!.......Def ned to see Glen in a England shirt!
07/01/2008 13:05:00
I'd have Jamo in goal, Johnson at right-back, Cashley at left-back and Micah & Rio in the centre. There is pace and guile all over that back four.
07/01/2008 14:39:00
Yes Glen is just ripe for a call-up, he's been outstanding this year. I hope Sr Capello (we need a nickname for him?) comes to watch a Pompey game or 2 before long. But I guess he's got a lot to fit in over the next few weeks.
07/01/2008 14:52:00
i doubt he'll be watching us against sunderland or derby, probably against united tho at old trafford.
07/01/2008 15:04:00
david james, best goalkeeper in the country...well derrr...sorry, couldnt resist. and i full agree with stillthewhizz for his starting back 5 (assuming jamo in goal) - there is no place for a slow injury prone failure in the england defence...
07/01/2008 15:29:00
can u imagine? jamo, campbell, johnson. and if nugents form picks up before the friendly...
07/01/2008 15:49:00
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