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Friday, June 01, 2007

Steven Gerrard

How often do we end up reading something like this after England games?

Gerrard was England's best player in a holding midfield role, while Lampard was poor once more on the international stage as the attacking force. The balance, at least, looked better, but this was more a tribute to Gerrard's brilliance and adaptability than signs of a genuine, workable partnership between the pair. Once Owen Hargreaves is fit... [McLaren] should drop Lampard, give Gerrard the attacking role, and use Hargreaves as the holder... not for the first time, Gerrard emerged as England's best player once the effect of the glitz and the flashlights had worn off.

I couldn't say it better myself, and it really is about time McLaren realised it too.

My team for Estonia (based on who's fit):
Robinson
Carragher, King, Terry, Bridge
Beckham, Gerrard, Carrick, J Cole
Crouch

With one of Dyer, Bentley or Defoe added in some kind of attacking midfield/striker role...

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