Who Is England’s Number One and Why Are There So Few Good Options?

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Is it just me or has England struggled to produce a consistent goalkeeper for an alarmingly long period of time? The nation that had the likes of Gordon Banks. Peter Shilton, Ray Clemence and David Seaman to call upon for previous World Cup campaigns now considers David James as one of its best options, whats wrong with this picture?

There is no doubting the potential shown by the likes of youngster Joe Hart but it would be perhaps a little harsh to throw the 22 year old into the deep end. Then there are the likes of Paul Robinson, good at club level but shockingly bad when pulling on an England shirt. Robert Green, similarly unimpressive when on international duty. Ben Foster, a player who gets little first team time at Manchester United and when called upon more often than not makes Sir Alex want to tear his hair out.

That leaves David James, the 39 year old may well be a far better player than when he was nicknamed ‘Calamity’, but still not exactly a safe pair of hands to place behind the back four. So who the hell should Fabio Capello call upon? Things have got to the stage that Manuel Almunia has been considered as a viable option!

If you were the England coach who would you place in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd spots for the 2010 World Cup? Using the Cut and Paste Thingy, why not let your thoughts be known in the comments section?


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