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Walcott for England?

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by Kerplunk, 7 May 2006.

  1. Kerplunk


    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

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    Location: Bournemouth tbh

  2. EasyG

    Wise Guy

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    Location: newcastle

    no chance.
  3. Mad old tory


    Joined: 25 May 2003

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    Great Journalism from Sky there, he's simply said he wouldn't stop Sven from taking him not that he was urging for him to be picked... :p
  4. Dtab


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Oswestry

    silly season
    Arsene thinks give him a chance for England in the WC even tho Arsene didn't think him worthy of a chance even in one Arsenals most low key games over the last 5 mts ?

    Heskey or Fowler is less rediculous tbh
  5. MR_Punk


    Joined: 23 Mar 2004

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    Location: Up t'north

    Forget Walcott - why not just take me?

  6. red11


    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

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    No way, how many games has he played for Arsenal in the Premiership this season? I understand Wenger is expressing his feelings 'if' Sven called him up but I think it would be too much too soon for the boy.
  7. Naan_H


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    Take him, wont do any harm...even if he is part of the squad and doesnt play, cos he will be a definite for the next Euros and World Cup. He must be very good (we all know Wenger is stingy!) and i suppose he is an unknown quantity for us and everybody else!! You never know he could be the star of the world cup! :p
  8. Burned_Alive


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    Wenger just wants him to go for the experience, hes definitely not ready imo otherwise he would've played a game this season for Arsenal.
  9. HangTime

    Man of Honour

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    The reason he hasn't played any premiership matches is because Arsenal have too many good forwards/wingers. England don't have such an embarrassment of riches.

    That said, I still wouldn't take him for England as I strongly believe in always picking your best squad rather than to give people experience. Walcott is quite a long way down my pecking order.
  10. NokkonWud


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    Fowler is less ridiculous. I'd rather take Walcott than Heskey.
  11. JAzz


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Don't think Arsene said give him a chance :confused:
  12. georges


    Joined: 5 Apr 2006

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    Same.. Heskey is a joke tbh.
  13. syke


    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

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    i still think Defoe deserves the place :) Defoe, Rooney, Owen and Fowler perhaps. :) Aaron Lennon too ;)
  14. SaBBz


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    Darren Bent tbh.
  15. radikal_dj


    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

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    Location: Switzerland

    Take Walcott - It's a fact that young Strikers often shine at the World Cup - His pace will rip defences apart......Go on Sven, you know you want to.
  16. Tinders


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    Fowler isnt fit enough, id rather take bent or beattie.
  17. Clipsey


    Joined: 26 Nov 2004

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    There was a time when he could of come in and played for a few games at Arsenal but sadly he had a shoulder injury.

    Doubt he should go but be interesting to see if he did - any player thats faster than Henry must be interesting!!
  18. mcdermos

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    I'm all for taking a few youth players with the squad so they get a feel of what its like to involved with england even if they weren't in the main squad.
  19. Tinders


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    Pace isnt everyhting you know, i remember watching tony daley at the villa years ago!
  20. dobbsy


    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

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    Location: Leeds

    i am extremely excited by svens squad...the key with players like walcott and lennon are that they are unknown quantitys on the continent, their pace will rip people apart. Exciting times, and exactly the squad i'd have picked. Well done sven for having some bottle for once.