Tuesday, June 01, 2010
I hope Walcottless England get knocked out at the group stages
Four years ago we were all shocked when a kid called Theo Walcott was selected in the world Cup squad.
This time round, having had a strong hand in helping England qualify for the World Cup scoring that amazing hat trick in Zagreb, he is left behind by an ill advised Fabio Capello.
This means that Arsenal have no player representing England in the World Cup. This is my first reason for withdrawing my support for this team.
The other reason is almost as important. This squad contains four Spurs players.
Ledley King, who will probably fall injured in the first game he plays,
Aaron Lennon, who is nowhere as good as Theo in front of goal,
Peter Crouch who will prove inadequate once the opponents stick a decent defender against him who can head the ball,
And Jermain Defoe who will most probably warm Capello’s bench.
At least Theo will have a full pre season free from World Cup tiredness, both physical and mental, ready to take on the premiership defences and mount a serious title challenge with Arsenal FC.