Also worth mentioning that Pilkington, Hoolahan, Doyle and Ward are players that pulled out who are also in their squads today. Would have some tolerance for the Wolves duo after a difficult Euros but its very poor from the Norwich pair who declined the opportunity to make an impression on the manager. Hope they regret it, for the ageing Hoolahan in particular it may have been his last chance.
Ward and Doyles character have usually been dedicated and honest so I'm not having a go at either of them. The other 3 and most likely Gibson as well I most certainly am having a go at. Disgusting attitudes to their country. In inverted commas in Pilkingtons case since everyone including himself don't seem sure what "his country" refers to.
Gibson had two extra days though.
10 minutes in and Long already has two promising attacks today, one resulted in a lob that went over and the other a free kick in a great position (may have stumbled or dived though). Definitely no sign of injury.
He didn't dive.
Not suprised by Wilson & Pilkington starting today. In fairness to Hoolahan I think he only played 10/15 mins.
Interesting to see how Trap responds with the squad announcement coming soon.
"The nation holds it's breath...."