Saturday, 26 March 2011

Wales v England Preview

Today England take on Wales in the Euro 2012 Qualifier, it simply is a must win game for England. After the captaincy debacle it's matters on the pitch that matter. England should be beating teams like Wales, but we know England make nothing easy. It will be a full house and the proud Welsh fans will love to get one over their neighbours. Their hopes though took a massive blow as Bale was ruled out, now the main threat I feel lie in Craig Bellamy. On his day he can terrorise any defence and today Terry and Co better be weary.

We know England will start with Jack Wilshire in midfield so it will be a big test for him. He has in recent weeks shone in an Arsenal team that has struggled. Now he is making the step up to an England starter, it could be a massive kick on in his career. Wayne Rooney will be sure to start up front but who will partner him. Andy Carroll has just got back to full training and working his way to full fitness. Is he ready to start up front today? I would start with Peter Crouch; he has an excellent international record and works well with Rooney. He is a fans favourite and can handle the pressure of a hostile crowd at the Millennium. It won’t be an easy game for England and of course there is a massive amount of pressure on them.
The team I would select would be: Green, Johnson, Terry, Dawson, Cole, Lennon, Wilshere, Lampard, Young, Rooney and Crouch. This would be in a 4-4-2 formation as England always play 4-4-2! Let’s see what Capello does. I predict an England win 2-0.

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