Vital Football

James targets 2010 world cup finals

James targets 2010 world cup finals

David James was 'buzzing' after playing the full 90 minutes of England's friendly with Switzerland yesterday, and as he told The Daily Mail he is here to stay, as he is targeting being the England no.1 up to and including the 2010 world cup finals: 'It's a case of one step at a time but I want to be England No1 at the 2010 World Cup. I have a contract at Portsmouth, which will see me through to that World Cup.

'If I am playing first-team football in the Premier League for Portsmouth, I should be in a position where I could play first-team football for England. The only thing that is going to stop me is better goalkeepers.

'I am buzzing about the fact I started, even more so to play 90 minutes.

'People were wondering if I would play because in the past new managers have had new starts and you anticipate you are not going to be involved.

'I didn't feel nervous at all. I thought beforehand there could be a bit of pressure but I felt good and I want to experience that again'.

James did what he had to do, he had a couple of 'nervy moments' and a 'slight' rush of blood to the head at the death, but it is my thinking that that was merely one of the rare instances that we see where he is 'bored' of having nothing to do, so his concentration wonders momentarily as he tries to get involved.

Despite people thinking his age is a factor against him, as I keep saying I have no doubt that he could be the England no.1 through until 2010, as he will most likely be Pompey's no.1 until then - and probably beyond...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday February 7 2008
Time: 2:00PM

Comments

0
Quality is what counts. They say 'if they're good enough they're old enough' about the yougsters. So why not apply it to Jamo. He is good enough & certainly better than Carson.
storagematt
07/02/2008 14:11:00
0
james is as fit as hes ever been, maybe fitter. can't see any reason he shouldn't go to 2010, been the best keeper this season without question. Just needs to convince capello and the rest of the england fans his lapses in concentration are behind him.
Pompeymiguel
07/02/2008 14:52:00
0
Good on ya David, England's No.1 is a deserved mantle to wear.
UKTony
07/02/2008 14:54:00
0
at the moment he certainly is the best english keeper and he deserves to be played. as for whether he will be able to maintain his high form for another 2.5 years, only time will tell, but getting the nod from cappello will only help to motivate him to do so
whitestones
07/02/2008 18:54:00
0
According to Graeme Souness last week Jamo is in the best condition of his life and he should know he signed him from Watford in 1992. Having watched hom closely for two seasons I for one agree.
eastneydave
07/02/2008 19:04:00
0
If jamo is only worried about a better keeper coming along.. he needn't worry .. he's got the No1 shirt now (at long last) now it's up to the others to try and take it off him.. I don't see many contenders on the horizon .. do you ?
Chix
07/02/2008 19:21:00
0
noone is sparkling at the moment, perhaps that is capello's plan, to force Robinson, and Carson to raise their games to earn their spot, very smart
whitestones
07/02/2008 19:31:00
0
david james is without a doubt the best english keeper at the moment. we are soo lucky to have him. thank you harry.
jbaker
07/02/2008 22:00:00
0
yep jamo is the best english keeper around, and as we all know has been for the past 2 years, i hope im wrong but i have this feeling that capello isnt to sure on him tho?
pompeyrug
07/02/2008 23:37:00
0
Jamo is the best - if Fabio's unsure I'm sure he won't be after a couple more games. I thought Motson made too much of that last minute thing - he came out for the corner and missed it, there were bodies everywhere at the time. He got all the others. Is he supposed to stay on his line and not go for it? Motson tried to blame him for the goal as well - there are a lot of people who can't get past mistakes made 3 or 4 years ago. Jamo will prove them wrong and will be the number 1 for 2010, I'm sure of it.
tracyc
08/02/2008 15:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...5th December

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 5th December.

On this day in history...4th December

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 4th December.

Sunday Chimes #97 - a week off but a look ahead

Grimsby next Saturday a look back, Smith almost snatches a prize, a chance to meet Motty and the tragedy of Chapecoense..

On this day in history...3rd December

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 3rd December.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

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

Current Poll (see more polls)

Change at right back? If so where would this leave Evans?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Keep Evans at RB19%
Drop Evans. Talbot or Buxton at RB45%
Drop Baker. Evans at RM0%
Keep Barker in RM. Leave out Evans completely0%
Cookie knows best (?) In him we trust36%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 19 12 3 4 39 14
2 Carlisle 19 10 8 1 38 14
3 Plymouth 19 12 2 5 38 8
4 Portsmouth 19 9 4 6 31 12
5 Luton 19 8 7 4 31 10
6 Yeovil 19 8 4 7 28 1
7 Wycombe 19 8 4 7 28 1
8 Blackpool 19 7 6 6 27 11
9 Barnet 19 6 9 4 27 0
10 Grimsby 19 7 5 7 26 2
11 Crewe 19 6 8 5 26 -3
12 Cambridge 19 7 4 8 25 -2
13 Mansfield 19 6 7 6 25 -4
14 Stevenage 18 7 3 8 24 -1
15 Colchester 19 6 5 8 23 1
16 Crawley 19 6 5 8 23 -11
17 Morecambe 19 7 2 10 23 -13
18 Hartlepool 19 5 7 7 22 -4
19 Notts County 19 6 4 9 22 -8
20 Accrington 19 5 6 8 21 -5
21 Exeter 19 6 2 11 20 -5
22 Leyton Orient 19 5 3 11 18 -5
23 Cheltenham 19 3 9 7 18 -8
24 Newport 18 4 5 9 17 -5
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Newport County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Luton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 5 2017 7:45PM : Doncaster Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.eastneydave5
2.Copnor435
3.storagematt4
4.PompeyFrippy1
5.Dorking Pompey1
The Vital Football Members League