Friday, August 11, 2006

West Ham's Ashton Called Up for England

As widely tipped Dean Ashton has been named in McClaren's squad to face Greece. With Owen injured McClaren has been forced to make changes up front and consequently Defoe has been recalled to the squad.

David Beckham and Sol Campbell have not been named in the squad.

After Ashton, perhaps the best pick today was Terry Venables, who has been unveiled as assistant manager. The FA's choice of the inexperienced McClaren as manager seemed a ridiculous gamble to me, so it makes sense to appoint someone with experience of international management as his assistant.


At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'v heard from a source that although the talk of Ashton moving to Newcastle is out of the window, Ashton has been shown around St James Park if this is true I dont really if Ashton plays for England, how can we sell our most prized possession after only 6 months.

Has anyone else heard anything about this

At 4:57 PM, Anonymous Greezy pimp said...

I understand your fears but I think (hope) its a lot of hot air. Its well known the bar codes need a top striker and they seem to be linked with everyone from time to time. My personal opinion is they hang on to their big club tag but the truth is they've not won anything for years and not really looked like winning anything since Keegan was there, in short a move to Newcastle wouldn't give Deano any better chance of silverware or acclaim than he would get from another cracking season at Upton park. The players comments over the last few weeks make me believe its no more than speculation.


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