West Ham’s Robert Green Doesn’t Care If He Plays For England, But Should Steve McClaren?

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We know all about David James and Paul Robinson and their prediclictions for fartknocking foul-ups, so is it time to switch ‘keepers and bring some fresh blood in? Well there’s good news & bad news on that front. The good news is that Robert Green is in molten hot form, the bad news is that it looks as if England Manager Steve McClaren will have to put a loaded gun to Robert Green’s cranium to convince him to play for his country. Although McClaren is inexplicably ignoring gaffe-free Green, his club manager Alan Curbishley admitted of Sunday’s 3-1 win for West Ham:

“That save from Greenie turned the game for us. I had a conversation with Steve McClaren, who explained why he hasn’t brought him in. That must stay between myself and Rob and Steve, but they know he is out there and all he’s got to do is keep playing the way he’s playing.”

Green himself trotted out the usual rhubarb about only wanting to concentrate on his club form – yawn.. Green said:

“The lads who are in there [the England squad] are there on their own merits and if I don’t get picked, then I won’t lose any sleep over it. I’m very happy playing for West Ham and this is motivation enough for me.”

So, Green for England? And if so will he be playing in anything but friendlies this summer?