England Football Team: The forgettable generation

Shaun Wright-Phillips celebrating in England shirt


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England’s ‘golden generation’ have all but retired and Roy Hodgson has flooded the squad with young players, but Laura Jones asks where are the experienced capped footballers?

Looking at Rog Hodgson’s squad for the underwhelming friendly against Norway tomorrow (3rdSeptember), a few things come to mind. Firstly Roy has given call-ups to uncapped players Jack Colback, Callum Chambers, Danny Rose and Fabian Delph, showing that he clearly wants a fresh start after the dismal showing at the World Cup.

Secondly, Wayne Rooney seems to have been given the England captaincy because he is the last remaining golden child. Whether the Manchester United number 10 has the temperament and motivation techniques to be a captain remains to be seen.

The third question that needs to be asked is where have the ‘up and coming’ players, behind the so called golden generation, gone?

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