Sunday, 15 November 2009

Four City players play for England

Unprecedented scenes yesterday afternoon - as four of our very own blues wore the white of England in the 1-0 defeat to Brazil.

Gareth Barry was probably the least poor, followed by Wayne Bridge, and then Joleon Lescott and then Shaun Wright-Phillips. Barry remains the only blue sure to make the final squad.

The game was won by a Nilmar header from a laser-guided long pass by some guy called Elano. Apparently he plays in the Turkish league. Do you reckon we should try to sign him in January?

1 comment:

ChrisR said...

How you can rate Barry's performance over Lescott's I do not have a clue. Lescott may have even played himself ahead of Upson in Capello's plans (although technically Upson playing himself behind). Barry was safe, but didn't take the game by the scruff of the neck- both he and Jenas sat deep, neither willing to push up into where Lampard would be, dictating the attacking play. Which, in turn, blunted SWP and Milner! You can argue Barry normally plays this deeper role and it was Jenas's job, but once that didn't happen, Barry should have got more involved himself, so Rooney didn't have to drop so deep and try and do it on his own. All in all, everyone was competent and none looked out of place at that level, but I just feel your order was all wrong. (PS: Wes Brown. terrible. quite entertaining)