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Jamo Snubbed Again

Jamo Snubbed Again
My hero, the best English goalkeeper by far over the past 18 months has been overlooked again. Its been announced Scott Carson is playing in goal for the friendly v Austria, and Paul Robinson gets the nod for the Croatia game.

Nothing against Scott Carson, but what does Jamo actually have to do? The Premier League clean sheet record holder has kept 5 clean sheets of the last 7 in the premiership, and played outstandingly well. Not just that but his command and distribution is second to none - how many others can just chuck the ball 60 yards up field to find an attacking player like he can?

Perhaps despite his incredibly athletic physique that would put many 20-somethings to shame, its his age that has gone against him? If that's the case then perhaps McClaren should tell him that rather than just string him along in the squad and playing him for half a friendly.

Or is it the poor form he experienced prior to joining Pompey? The howler in (ironically) Vienna and a form which he has done incredibly well to put behind him and hit the great form he`s hit consistently for over a year now? If that's the case, then why has he had another call up to the squad? Is it really true that he can't be allowed to put that behind it and be given credit for how is playing now? Robinson is the 'calamity' keeper now, why does he keep his place?

Having said all that, I am just about to appear to contradict myself, because I do feel that given Jamo's desperation to deservedly get his place back for England, coupled with the possible (depending on the Israel-Russia match) huge pressure on England for the Croatia game, to have put him back in for that one would have been too much pressure for anyone, and it would have been completely unfair to have recalled him for that match. He should have been recalled before now. What is prompting this out-pouring is the fact that it appears Carson has now gone into second place for the number 1 shirt above him. McClaren you made your own bed, you continued to play Robinson - you live and die by that now. And other decisions, like dropping Beckham for all that time, and Sol. Playing Gerard and Lampard together . . .

I can't believe we might fail to qualify for Euro 2008. And we might even have to live with our Scottish neighbours getting through. What a fun summer that's going to be, especially after the stick we gave them in the World Cup.

Only thing I have to add any further is that if Jamo wants a hug and a shoulder to cry on I'm here . . . . .

Written by tracyc.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday November 13 2007
Time: 4:09PM

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spineless is a waste of bloody space - i had said somewhere in the forum that it wouldnt surprise me if he picked carson for this game as by putting jamo in as a starter i would send 'the wrong message' out to robbo, who he is going to stick with until he is finally fired like the fa should do... whats the bloody point in putting jamo in the squads if he isnt going to play who is commonly regarded as the best english keeper? its because spinless is a coward he tried to be the 'big man' telling players their careers were over, realised he was wrong and as a last resort brought them back, he is too gutless to admit that he wrote of becks, sol and jamo too soon - he has brought back becks, brought back sol but his 'pride' wont allow him to do the same for jamo - much like tracyc who wrote this im furious, why didnt he just bring green or kirkland into the squad instead of stringing jamo along...
pompeyrug
13/11/2007 16:15:00
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and qualification for euro 2008 or not lets hope the fa do the right thing and get rid of this fool before he can do any more damage to the english game - come on fellas lets admit it, teams arent afraid to face england anymore, they are laughing at us because of spineless steve...
pompeyrug
13/11/2007 16:20:00
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sack him. sack him now. Tar 'n' feather him and chuck him to the Fratton End!
tracyc
13/11/2007 16:23:00
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He won't be in the job for much longer, and it will be good riddance to a man who should never have got the job,i just wonder where he will end up when his term at the FA is up, then again providing he never has a job with us i dont really care.
Owenspompey
13/11/2007 16:28:00
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yep sack the clown, but i wouldnt want him in the fratton end tracyc even if we were taring and feathering him...
pompeyrug
13/11/2007 16:30:00
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perrish the thought Owenspompey... i dont know what i would do if he rolled up with his cheesy grin to take over at pompey - thankfully this will never, ever happen!
pompeyrug
13/11/2007 16:32:00
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Nice article Tracy. We don't want spineless on the Fratton End or anywhere near FP again. His spell as manager has been a wasted two years for English football. We have a crop of very good players with good youngsters coming through and yet we achieve absolutely NOTHING!!
eastneydave
13/11/2007 16:41:00
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Thanks Dave. Ok send him to St Marys stadium instead - that'll teach him.
tracyc
13/11/2007 16:42:00
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lets go one step further, burn his house down! no, lets not, im not an arson, but I agre with all of you, i dislike him to say the least, and no doubt he will start bloody beckham, smith or downing. hes a total tw*t!! hmm lets see, robbo is rubbish, jamo is the ultimate legend, and then carson, who granted is good, but jamo is better!! hes a stupid idiot! waste of space, hopefully he wont get back into football!
PompeyGleamer
13/11/2007 16:45:00
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He will get the sack no matter what, complete waiste of time he is!!!! :(
will it ever happen
13/11/2007 16:49:00
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