Friday, October 01, 2010

London calling?

According to reports, Bigger Lad might soon be the recipient of a call from Fabio Capello, with our number 9 missing out on a call up to the latest U21 squad.

Either he's now the next cab off the rank, with doubts over Shrek and injuries to Jermaine Defoe and Bobby Zamora, or he's been dropped altogether.

Whilst I'm pleased for the player, there's always a part of me that would be quite happy if none of our players were ever called up for the national team - as our troubles with Little Saint Mick proved, England call-ups risk being more curse than blessing.

Still, I can't say his call-up (if it comes) doesn't represent deserved recognition after a phenomenal 18 months for the player, who has gone from being fifth choice for his club to the verge of the England team. Let's hope he thinks of this as the start of another journey, and I'm sure Chris Hughton is wise enough to try and keep Bigger Lad's feet firmly on the ground, rather than let him think this is the pinnacle of his career.


Blogger Fucte said...

It might be your number 9. With the number of england strikers out with injury, i'll be very surprise if your no 9 didnt get the nod. I reckon Capello see your no 9 as an ideal player to play in the Heskey role during the World Cup. Hopefully he get his chance, nice to see fresh faces in the England team.

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