Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Rio snubbed again

After watching an abysmal defensive display against an average, at best, Ukraine side, you can only wonder what it would have been like with a more experienced central defender than Phil Jagielka.
Rio Ferdinand could only sit and watch as his defensive counterparts performed weakly. Not saying that Phil Jagielka is inexperienced, but he does not have the huge amount of England caps to show for that Rio does.
Especially with the absence of John Terry, you would have thought that Rio should have been called up. Even if he is injury prone, that doesn't stop them picking John Terry however JT is probably more talented, but not by a lot.
On the other hand, maybe the younger, more inexperienced choice is the way forward because, let's be honest, Rio isn't going to be around for Rio and maybe Roy Hodgson is trying to approach the no fear option with players who haven't had a vast amount of experience internationally and therefore they can just go out and play their natural game.
After this selection, it probably means the Manchester United center back will be left out for the next qualifier, regardless of the fitness of John Terry.
Maybe it is time for the 33 year old to hang up his international boots and focus on keeping his place ahead of the young English defender, Phil Jones.

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