Monday, 27 February 2012

England's Euro Squad-Goalkeepers

I'm a Chelsea fan.Having said that when it comes to supporting nations one of my favorite is the England National Football team. Euro 2012 is coming closer so today we are going to take a look at England's possible euro squad. Today its the goalkeepers.

Joe Hart

Joe Hart- Possibly one of the few players who pick themselves. This Manchester City goalie has been fantastic under the posts this season.Understudy to David James and Rob Green at the 2010 World Cup. An automatic no.1 for England he has performed consistently for both the National Squad and the Club. Only a freak injury could rob him of his spot which looks unlikely.Chance:10/10


Scott Carson
Scott Carson-The former Liverpool and West Brom Goalkeeper currently plies his trade for Turkish Outfit Bursaspor. Having already received 4 caps he is already in the reckoning to fill one of the remaining two spots in the England Lineup.An able goalkeeper he has plyed most of his trade for premiel league team West Brom. Having once competed with Pepe Reina for the Gk spot at Liverppol this young(by GK standards) goalie has a pretty good chance of making it.

Robert Green
Robert Green-A much hated figure in the aftermath of the howler against USA in the 2010 FIFA World Cup he has still been performing very consistently week in week out for West Ham United. A stable and solid figure he has already won eleven  caps for the national team. The former Norwich goalie is among the top contenders for the goalie spot.

 Ben Foster
Ben Foster- With some solid performances for West Bromwich Albion this season the former Manchester United goalkeeper who contracted to Birmingham was involved in a swap loan deal with Boaz Myhill of West Brom once Birmingham made the drop. A good goalkeeper he has received much praise from all quarters. With only 5 England Caps he looks like a suitable choice in case the England Manager feels that Foster's Premier League performances trump Green's Championship performances or Carson's Turkish League performances.Chance:5/10

Bolt from the Blue

David James
David James- At the age of 41 David James is not getting any younger., but with 53 caps t his name he remains the most experienced English Goalkeeper around. A regular backup keeper this former Liverpool and Portsmouth man who made his World Cup debut at the age of 39 is second to none on the experience front. Could provide as an able backup but the fact that he plays for Championship side Bristol City will not do him any good. With 173 he holds the record for most Premier League Clean Sheets.

My Picks : Joe Hart, Scott Carson, Robert Green.

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