He looked good in training!
Darrent Bent scored a lot of goals this season. Shaun Wright-Phillips, while he has not has his best season, is a similar player to Walcott and has top flight experience. To take a player that has never played a top flight match is something done in weakest of footballing nations, like when you just don’t have anyone else.
I’m not bagging on Walcott, from what I have seen he’s a great talent, it’s just that, well, what if you were Darren Bent? All the work you’ve done, all the years you’ve put in to be pushed aside on a coaches hunch? It doesn’t make sense.
You include Theo Walcott in buildup games leading up to the Cup, judging his playing style and how it might contribute to the national side. Eriksson has admitted he’d never seen him play. At 17 Pele was already a seasoned professional. What kind of decision making is this??
Arsene Wenger is supportive of the move… sure, when you’re French and it won’t cost you points. Arsene things he’s looked good in training, but not good enough to shell out 100,000 pounds per start to see him in Gunner’s kit. Let him get a free education in Germany; let players who deserve the call up watch on TV. I’ll tell you, MacLaren won’t do anything special as England manager but I’ll be glad to see the end of the Sven era.