October 5th, 2010
England NT Selections: Kevin Davies Gets The Call Up
Experience over youth? Kevin Davies (l) and Andy Carroll. (Getty Images & AP Photo/Daylife)
With all the retirements, involuntary retirements, captain-related shenanigans and performances ranging in quality from awesome to asshat, we’re certain that Fabio Capello is as nervous as we are when it comes to announcing the England squad.
Never one to disappoint, Fabs has decided to throw the hacks a bone. Rather than obsessing over the above perennial probs, this time the footie journos can slaver over the inclusion of Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies over Newcastle United’s Andy Carroll.
Although a decent enough goal scorer for his club, at thirty-three Davies is hardly a long-term prospect. Carroll meanwhile, has been on an great run of form since Newcastle returned to the EPL and has been tipped to be an England regular in the future. He is also very hot.
What do you think, Kickettes? Experience over pretty? Has Fabio fouled up again, or do you think Davies is exactly the type of um… no-nonsense goal scorer the England NT need while Wayne Rooney is misfiring?
Let us know what you think about the selects.
The entire England NT squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro on Tuesday can be found here.