Jack Wilshere does not deserve to go to the World Cup

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Does this Arsenal star even deserve to go to the World Cup?

Date: 12th March 2014 at 6:54pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Since Roy Hodgson took the England hotseat in summer 2012, the former West Brom and Liverpool boss has maintained an insistence upon bringing through young home-grown talents towards international standard. That ultimate aim has been reinforced by Greg Dyke's target of winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. From the days of the failed 'Golden Generation' it's a refreshing change; dependency upon the Three Lions' already established stars has undoubtedly contributed to the ill-heath English football, and particularly the English national team, is currently enduring. But the unforeseen after effect has been that certain players, due to their age representing the illusion of high potential, are regularly given free passes into Hodgson's squads regardless of their fitness or form. The most notable example of this is public petition victim Tom Cleverley; the Manchester United midfielder's form has been so stale over the last eighteen months that England fans have felt compelled to take legal action to stop him making it onto the plane to Brazil. Regardless of the wishes of the supporters, he will probably be one of the first names in Hodgson's World Cup squad. But we now have another protected champion in our midst whose place in the ... Read More


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