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James and Johnson in England squad

James and Johnson in England squad

With all the activity, talk and the 'will they will they not transfer dealings' involving Jermaine Defoe arriving and Benjani going go through - which as we now know involved him signing and him staying - the announcement of Fabio Capello's 1st England squad for the friendly with Switzerland next week was overlooked slightly, but this contained 2 Pompey players.

This 30 man squad - which will be cut to 23 tomorrow - includes both David James and Glen Johnson, and both will be hoping that they avoid the cut... well James is a nailed on certainty to remain as only 3 keepers have been named, and he has to beat Scott Carson and the recalled Chris Kirkland to regain the no.1 spot.

David Beckham has been left out but former Pompey target Curtis Davies - now at Villa - has got the nod, along with his Villa teammate Gabriel Agbonlahor. This is the 30 man squad in full:

David James, Scott Carson, Chris Kirkland

Wayne Bridge, Ashley Cole, Curtis Davies, Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, Nicky Shorey, Wes Brown, Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, Matthew Upson, Jonathan Woodgate

Michael Carrick, Gareth Barry, Steven Gerrard, Jermaine Jenas, Owen Hargreaves, Joe Cole, Ashley Young, Stewart Downing, Shaun Wright-Phillips, David Bentley

Gabriel Agbonlahor, Peter Crouch, Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen, Emile Heskey.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday February 1 2008
Time: 8:59AM

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Good call naming Johnson; no Sol Campbell though. Is this the beginning of the end of his England career?
UKTony
01/02/2008 09:11:00
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campbell is so found out against pace its sad
pompeyjas
01/02/2008 09:13:00
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tbh i think that maybe sol's career full stop is coming to an end? i know all players have bad spells but his dip in form has been a huge dip... i hope i am proved wrong with sol, i really do

im delighted that johnson has been called up, even if he gets cut from the 30 at least he is in the running... jamo will surely become england no.1 again now - wont he?

pompeyrug
01/02/2008 09:31:00
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bravo Glen Johnson - I always had faith in him!
merlin
01/02/2008 09:50:00
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Great news about Johnson and Jamo. Sol is running on empty and that may well be the end for his England career. What a night last night was. Defoe and Benjani would seem a great partnership, but how must Benjani feel now...And what about the club's finances???
bluedr
01/02/2008 10:01:00
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GJ is maturing, a few England caps will no doubt alert Man U who are looking to replace Gary Neville. £10m & he may be off in the summer.
storagematt
01/02/2008 10:02:00
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Well I didn't but since he came back he's been terrific and deserves his call up. As Pompey fans, it's hard to believe the quality of our squad these days and if Germ Defoe gets his bottom in gear he will be back in the team - just imagine an England team containing 3 Pompey players! (not including Nuge) Unbelievable 3 years ago, let alone 5. Hopefully Cappello is not agist and Jamo gets to be No. 1 which is only fair.
Et_tu_Pompeii
01/02/2008 10:03:00
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Sorry should have read 'Well I didn't have faith in him'.
Et_tu_Pompeii
01/02/2008 10:04:00
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I'm sad for Sol, he does seem to have been found out these days. I thought Distin would take the difficult attackers and leave the easy one's to Sol but I'm not sure that's happening. Still worth having in the starting line-up though.
Et_tu_Pompeii
01/02/2008 10:06:00
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Delighted for both of them. Not sure if GJ will make the final line up or start this time - but its looking good for the future for him. I think Jamo will start. Sol is very important to Pompey, but I do think his international days may be coming to an end. Once Defoe starts scoring regularly that'll be 3 regular England players then!
tracyc
01/02/2008 10:38:00
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