More proof that the English Premiership…

…is wildly overrated. Check out the England U21 squad playing at the Euro Champs;

GK – Ben Alnwick (Tottenham)
GK – Scott Carson (Liverpool)
GK – Joe Hart (Man City)

DF – Leighton Baines (Wigan or Tottenham?)
DF – Gary Cahill (Aston Villa)
DF – Anton Ferdinand (West Ham)
DF – Justin Hoyte (Arsenal)
DF – Nedum Onuoha (Man City)
DF – Liam Rosenior (Fulham)
DF – Steven Taylor (Newcastle)
DF – Peter Whittingham (Cardiff)

MD – Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham)
MD – James Milner (Newcastle)
MD – Mark Noble (West Ham)
MD – Nigel Reo-Coker (West Ham or whoever?)
MD – Kieran Richardson (Lord Snooty of Man Utd)
MD – Wayne Routledge (Tottenham or whoever?)

ST – Matt Derbyshire (Blackburn)
ST – Leroy Lita (Reading)
ST – David Nugent (Preston or whoever?)
ST – James Vaughan (Everton)
ST – Ashley Young (Aston Villa)

Assuming Nugent goes to the Premiership, all but one of them will be playing in the “world’s best league” (co – Sky TV), along with the “fatigued” David Bentley of Blackburn. There are more than a few huge transfer fees and big-time charlies in that squad (and fucking Richardson – the worst player in the Premiership – and a Bentley driver!). As a result, you’d think they’d steamroller all opposition?

Like fuck they will, though Lita’s missed penalty surely cements his place in English (or maybe Scottish?) football’s hall of fame with the likes of his coach Stuart Pearce. Funny how Pearce now thinks the U21 job is a full time one since Man City gave him his jotters, eh?

The Czechs were well worth the draw. Also in the group are favourites Italy (if they play to their potential) and Serbia, who actually shocked the Italians in the opening game. Wonder how many of them have Bentleys (and I don’t mean tired Premiership “superstars”)?

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