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August 21, 2006

Premiership Dream Team versus the England team

On last Saturday’s addition of football focus Lawro and Lee Dixon (football brains that they are) were asked to come up with a Premiership Dream Team. In itself the feature was not particularly interesting, however I was surprised by how both pundits had virtually half of their respective sides made up of England internationals. At first I assumed this just to be sheer laziness on the part of Messers Lawrenson and Dixon, but then after a little thought I realised that I’d probably do the same as well.

My Prem Dream Team;

Peter Cech (Chelsea)
Gary Neville (Manchester United)
John Terry (Chelsea)
William Gallas (Chelsea)
Ashley Cole (Arsenal)
Christiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Claude Makelele (Chelsea)
Arjen Robben (Chelsea)
Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
Andriy Shevchenko (Chelsea)

Obviously it’s a matter of opinion, but it is amazing how many England players can sit well in this side. Arguably I could also have put Rooney in for Shevchenko, but I though the Chelsea man would play better with Henry. To remove any sort of England bias United’s Heinze could maybe replace Cole and Ballack for Gerrard, but the fact remains England have an amazing squad of players. I had always kind of assumed people who said we had the best squad at the World Cup were simply believing the hype. In actual fact, maybe they were right.

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