Andros Townsend will be an important player for England at Brazil 2014

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Have England ever fixed their left hand side issues?

Date: 25th December 2013 at 6:25pm
Written by Daniel Eyre

For the last dozen years, England fans have enjoyed watching top centre-backs, such as Terry, Ferdinand, Campbell and Keown, play for their country. These have been world-class players that have secured England’s goal, and kept countless clean sheets. And along with top full-backs such as Ashley Cole and Gary Neville, the Three Lions have been blessed with some top defenders for recent tournaments. Up front for England, they have been truly blessed. Sheringham, Fowler, Owen, and Rooney have all led the line since the turn of the Millennium, all dreaming of scoring the goal that fulfils the hopes and wishes of millions of fans back home. With the service from some incredible midfielders like Gerrard, Beckham, Scholes and Lampard, these forwards have gone on to score goals from exhibition hat-tricks to vital last minute winners. But one thing no England manager in the 21st century has had, be it Keegan, Sven, Capello, McClaren or now Roy, is a true, world-class left midfielder. Many have tried, but none of them managed to nail down the position. Beckham, Gerrard, Rooney, Owen, Terry, Ferdinand and Cole were all but guaranteed their place in the team. But there was always a mystery over who would play on the left hand side. Nicky Barmby played there when we moved into 2000, ... Read More

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