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It's been a while and some England players are covering themselves in glory (Lallana) while others falter (Cleverley). So who do we think Roy will take to Brazil?

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anners81 (Norwich City) says...

John Ruddy - Most clean sheets by an English goal keeper in the premier league (9) and he is 4th choice!! I really wonder where some of this stuff gets made up! Plus Redmond should easily be ahead of Zaha in the quick winger bracket, he owned Geal Clichy at the weekend

Posted 1:56pm 11th February 2014

megabrow (cufc) (Colchester United) says...

PS - please never stop putting Phillip at number 50. I sincerely hope 10 years from now baffled readers will be asking quite why the Man U manager is on your Euro 2024 list...

Posted 10:36am 7th February 2014

megabrow (cufc) (Colchester United) says...

I'm rather torn on this one. Do we take 'effective' players like Henderson, because they run around a lot and press well? Or do we allow for the fact that after 60 mins in the heat those players will be knackered, and take a Thudd, Carrick type midfield to try and keep the ball? Which we're not really very good at.. My expectations are low..

Posted 10:32am 7th February 2014

tonyv25 (Manchester United) says...

Cleverley is massively lacking confidence. At the moment he's a different player to the one that played in our win against brazil. Unless club form improves you can't justify him starting. Then again gerrard hasn't set the world alight. Is take Henderson because of his energy levels- and let's be honest we aren't going to be on the ball too much. Smalling is fine, he is actually decent at defending. Jones is a really good player don't know why he has been labelled a bad one he must go. Young cannot go. Carrick/wilshere/Henderson is a good combination of midfielders in theory but hasn't been tested

Posted 6:51am 7th February 2014

crow says...

Personally I think England will make more mistakes without John Terry. There was talk about him being persuaded to go to the World Cup. He doesn't have to play in all the games but he is a master at steadying the defence. Taking Luke Shaw would be good for him and England. He is a real talent and if England want a true successor to Cole he should go as should Cole if fit. I would leave Gerrard out, he is too quiet too often for England imo, yes he can get the odd goal but Lampard can do that and more. Is Clyne worth looking at for Rb? Or maybe Richards?

Posted 8:19pm 6th February 2014

Darraghmac (Tottenham Hotspur) says...

An England team built around the peerless Huddlestone as opposed to the headless Rooney would really be a joy to watch

Posted 4:38pm 6th February 2014

fictionalemu says...

@editor, I don't know. My best guess is because there might be some homophobic comments. But so what? You allow comments on stories about racism in football, so why not homophobia? And in any case, in the past you've allowed comments on stories relating to gay issues and I've never seen any particularly nasty sentiment being expressed (although perhaps that's because you're screening the worst of it). But even so, surely part of dealing with this issue is revealing the extent to which the problem exists, including among fans who comment on sites like this one.

Posted 1:32pm 6th February 2014

dcfcfan1989 (Derby County) says...

What does Phil Neville have to do to get a game???

Posted 1:15pm 6th February 2014

orikoru (Tottenham Hotspur) says...

Lambert is a better all round player than Carroll, but there's very few people on earth that are better than Carroll in the air. Having a USP like that helps you get in World Cup squads.

Posted 11:58am 6th February 2014

yossarian_lives (Tottenham Hotspur) says...

Aaron Lennon is a better footballer than Andros Townsend

Posted 11:51am 6th February 2014

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