Know_The_Ledge wants to know who McClaren will pick to disappoint us in two years.
Euro 2008, here we come.
England’s future starts with a new coach, whose hands on experience throughout Sven-Goran Eriksson’s reign can, we hope, only help him hit the ground running. After all, McClaren was ever present in the England dugout, so much so, that many people questioned who was actually leading the team.
While that may not exactly be a good thing, for me McClaren could still tick all the right boxes but only if he can prove he is ready to make the bold decisions required for international football that Sven avoided He must prove to us all that he is the right man for the job and not someone who got very lucky thanks to decent performances against Roma and Stenua Bucarest, otherwise we might just see England once again adapting the Graham Taylor mantra: “I hope very much that we can hold onto the ball for 90 minutes.”
Below is my initial stab at who will be there in two years time divided by certanties, possibiles and please-god-noes. I’ve almost certainly forgot some players.
Should anyone be added, moved or removed from the groups?
EURO 2008 CERTAINTIES
Paul Robinson, Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney, Joe Cole, Aaron Lennon, Owen Hargreaves, Gary Neville, Michael Owen, Michael Carrick, Peter Crouch, Jamie Carragher, Ledley King
EURO 2008 POSSIBLES
Wayne Bridge, Jermaine Jenas, David Beckham, Stewart Downing, Theo Walcott, Matt Taylor, Gary O’Neil, Scott Carson, Jermaine Defoe, Darren Bent, Andy Johnson, Phil Bardsley, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Chris Kirkland, Glen Johnson, Callum Davies, Michael Dawson, Luke Young, Lee Cattermole, Anton Ferdinand, Dean Ashton, Nigel Reo-Coker, Micah Richards
EURO 2008 PLEASE GOD NOES
Sol Campbell, David James, Carlton Palmer