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England’s front two… kind of


There is still much to play for in the Premier League, but pretty soon all eyes will switch to South Africa, and the various lessons learned from the current campaign might yet change the expected England line up. Way back in snowy December, The Spoiler had a crack at naming the England starting XI (you can see that here), but that was then.

Were the tournament kicking off tomorrow, The Spoiler’s XI would line up something like this (as a 4-3-2-1):

Goalkeeper: Joe Hart

Defenders: Glen Johnson, John Terry, Ledley King, Ashley Cole

Midfielders: Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry, James Milner

Attacking Midfielders: Aaron Lennon, Steven Gerrard

Striker: Wayne Rooney


3 responses so far
  • joao // April 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    I agree with the XI, but I’d rather have Gerrard playing long balls alongside Barry and Lamps, with Milner and Lennon stepping-over the opposite team’s full backs.

  • Delboy Dublin // April 27, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    No captain Rio Ferdinand yet an injured Wayne Rooney is included?

  • jean guy kekette // April 28, 2010 at 3:53 am


    this is funny.

    If this team played in the EPL, it would be 8th in the league.

    Is there such a thing as a creative/ball controlling english midfielder?

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