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Usual embarrassing bias shown as latest England squad named

6 years ago

The latest England squad has been named on Thursday by Roy Hodgson.

Once again it shows a ridiculous bias to certain clubs.

Newcastle United were heavily linked with both Danny Ings and Delle Alli, though the two players ended up elsewhere when they did make their moves.

Delli Alli has started three Premier League matches this season for Tottenham and Danny Ings has only made two starting elevens in the Premier League for Liverpool.

Yet despite this, both have been named by Roy Hodgson in today’s squad.

If either or both of these players had moved to Newcastle (or a number of other clubs outside the ‘chosen few’), do you think they would have got anywhere close to being selected if they had started just two or three matches for United?

No wonder England are so far from being competitive when Liverpool and Spurs reserves get the nod ahead of players at less fashionable clubs who are actually playing and achieving.

The full England squad for the matches against Estonia and Lithuania:

Keepers: Jack Butland, Joe Hart, Tom Heaton

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, John Stones

Midfield: Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jonjo Shelvey

Forwards: Raheem Sterling, Danny Ings, Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney, Jamie Vardy, Theo Walcott

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