England can’t win without West Ham

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West Ham fans have yet again had to register their frustration and disappointment – and absolutely no surprise – that their players have been neglected to be called up to a Roy Hodgson England side. This is a blow for a West Ham team that names Englishmen as nearly half of their first-team players, and one which have worked hard to spend the entire season in the top half of the table.

To Roy’s (weak) credit regarding his omissions, the last game he came to see at Upton Park was the one in which we played appallingly and lost to Crystal Palace – but if my memory serves me correctly, all of the players called up for England have experienced games in which they lost this season.

At this rate, it’s going to take an awfully long time for West Ham to win the World Cup again. Here’s a look at West Ham’s top English players and why they should or shouldn’t be getting Roy Hodgson’s attention.
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Mark Noble West Brom West Ham

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  • Northern Sold says:

    Some of our fans have blinkered vision. The reason our English players haven’t been called up is because they are not good enough. Noble? don’t make me laugh. He wins Hammer of the year because our squad was dross. Now we have better players, Noble is nowhere near Hammer of the year. Championship player.

  • David Moss says:

    The only two players that might make the England squad are Cresswell and Jenkinson – Carroll and Tompkins are injured. I would have liked to see Downing play, but what do you do with a manager that plays him out of position and injured; then promptly drops him. It might make an interesting analysis of the teams Mr Hodgson uses!

  • ian bradford says:

    I agree with the other guys comments. I know Noble is considered Mr West Ham because of his commitment and length of time there but he is squad player, not an England player. If West Ham are going to progress they have got to start looking at players far superior to Noble. I dont think Cresswell is ready either. ! season in the premiership is no proof of ability to aspire to World Class-yet! Another season to determine that he has the qualifications should do the trick one way or the other. Jenkinson is definately not ready, he still too raw at the edges. So at the moment. forget it, we aint holding any trump cards for England!!!!

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