Date: 4th September 2007 at 12:07pm
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Scott Carson has told the Guardian that he is realistic in the part he is likely to play for England in the upcoming qualifiers against Russia and Israel saying of the England goalkeeping coach ‘I think Ray Clemence has more chance of starting a game than me.’

Carson knows he is behind Paul Robinson (quite why he is being used at the moment is beyond me) and David James.

‘It should be good with England, but I think it will be mainly training for me. Ray Clemence has got more chance of starting a game than me at the moment. I’ve just got to train hard and try to push Paul Robinson and David James as hard as possible.’

A choice between Paul Robinson who appears to be eating too many pies and Calamity James (I actually like DJ!) then I’d go with Scott Carson! Good management is surely all about going for the man in form (and also in claret and blue obviously!)

It was on the advice of Ray Clemence that Carson decided to move on loan from Liverpool to Villa this summer so he can get regular first team football to push his England credentials.

 

6 Replies to “England Should Have A New #1”

  • Scott Carson has to be well worth serious consideration, after all neither Fat Clumsy Robbo or David James have covered themselves in glory when wearing the England shirt. His time though will surely come in the not too distant future. It has to.

  • Clown Shoes will pick Robbo and James ahead of Carson. it’s not how could you play it’s who you play for. WTF did the FA pick McClaren? It was McClaren that you would see taking down notes under Sven, and i bet it was McClaren who did most of the managing! Tosser, sack him, but they aint having MON

  • I haven’t seen enough of Scot Carson yet to really give an opinion on his ability or credentials, but as Deano comments, even if he’s not a starter ahead of the more experienced James, he should certainly be ahead of Robinson in the pecking order.

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