What a crock of shit our national team is. If, heaven forbid, the England team was picked on merit, not reputation, we wouldn’t be having this futile debate. We all know that England team selection has been a joke for years and that you’ll struggle to pick up caps if you play for an unfashionable club â€“ if Peter Crouch had stayed at Villa or Southampton, he wouldn’t have got near the England squad, Then he moves to Liverpool â€“ well he must be class if one of the Premiership’s big four rate him â€“ and, bang, he’s in. If Beckham is playing better than his rivals, of course he should be picked.
Fabio Capello changed his mind over David Beckham, so why not Steve McClaren?