Vital Football

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.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

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

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
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
0
campbell is so found out against pace its sad
pompeyjas
01/02/2008 09:13:00
0
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
0
bravo Glen Johnson - I always had faith in him!
merlin
01/02/2008 09:50:00
0
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
0
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
0
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
0
Sorry should have read 'Well I didn't have faith in him'.
Et_tu_Pompeii
01/02/2008 10:04:00
0
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
0
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
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Hartlepool (a) - Safety first!

A win at Wimbledon made sure of a play-offs place. Technically we can finish in the top 3 but this would require an unlikely set of results from too many clubs wouldn't it?

On this day in history...29th April

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 29th April.

Match Day Officials v Hartlepool (30/4/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Hartlepool United this weekend.

Can we do it? The run-in! Update #5

FrattonBlue recently looked at games Northampton, Oxford, Bristol Rovers, Plymouth, Accrington, Wycombe & Pompey had and asked 'can we do it?' (Promotion now!) Here's the latest update!

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wimbledon MotM
Suggested By: VitalPompey
Jones3%
Stevens0%
Barton9%
Burgess12%
Freeman0%
Doyle0%
Hollands45%
Naismith0%
Roberts22%
Evans3%
Smith6%
Sub - Murphy0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 44 27 12 5 93 33
2 Accrington 44 23 12 9 81 25
3 Oxford 44 22 14 8 80 38
4 Bristol Rovers 44 24 7 13 79 27
5 Plymouth 44 23 8 13 77 21
6 Portsmouth 44 20 15 9 75 30
7 Wimbledon 44 20 11 13 71 13
8 Cambridge 44 18 12 14 66 11
9 Wycombe 44 17 13 14 64 5
10 Carlisle 44 16 16 12 64 2
11 Mansfield 44 17 12 15 63 9
12 Exeter 44 17 12 15 63 1
13 Luton 44 18 9 17 63 1
14 Leyton Orient 44 17 12 15 63 -3
15 Barnet 44 16 11 17 59 -3
16 Hartlepool 44 15 6 23 51 -16
17 Notts County 44 13 9 22 48 -25
18 Crawley 44 13 8 23 47 -27
19 Stevenage 44 11 13 20 46 -15
20 Yeovil 44 10 15 19 45 -16
21 Morecambe 44 12 8 24 44 -22
22 Newport 44 10 13 21 43 -19
R York 44 7 12 25 33 -33
R Dag & Red 44 7 10 27 31 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
May 7 2016 3:00PM : Northampton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug61
2.storagematt41
3.FrattonBlue37
4.Copnor4330
5.mslorna4827
6.Emsworthianblue19
7.Jimsmithswig15
8.russellm10
9.PFCblue9
10.steaming8