West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is of the opinion that striker Andy Carroll has the capability to impress England manager Gareth Southgate anytime.


The striker has recently returned to form with four goals in as many appearances. Even though the former Newcastle United striker made his debut for the England national team back in 2010, he has only featured on nine appearances to date. He has not been the preferred choice for managers like Roy Hodgson and Sam Allardyce. This has resulted in Carroll last featuring for the England national team back in 2012.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is confident that striker Andy Carroll will be able to make a positive impression on Gareth Southgate’s mind before the start of the World Cup qualifiers in March.


Carroll has been in an international wilderness since making his international debut in 2010. Even though he is one of the best options at holding up the ball available for the England national team, several managers have overlooked him due to poor form of several injuries. Carroll last made more than 45 appearances in a single season back in the 2011-12 campaign.

While the qualification standings suggest that there is absolutely no problem for the Three Lions to earn their ticket to Russia, they are actually in danger of missing out on the World Cup and it’s because of an off the field reason.


FIFA has strictly prohibited the domestic federation of the countries to share their control with any other body, not even with the government of the country. The federation has to be run by itself with all the decisions being made by its own board.

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell says that he is extremely delighted to be part of the England setup.


The left back has been brought into the squad by interim manager Gareth Southgate as one of the replacement for Luke Shaw. The Manchester United defender has been struggling with a niggling injury which prevents his participation in the games against Scotland and Spain. His presence is also important to overcome the lack of Danny Drinkwater in the team. At 26 years of age, he has had to wait a long time in order to deserve this call-up.
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If Southgate picked on form alone...

Posted by isport

With the next international break just around the corner, it’s time to assess which English players are worthy of wearing the Three Lions and doing their bit to restore hope in the national team. Gareth Southgate has a wealth of in-form options at his disposal, and should scrap his predecessors’ policy of selecting players based on reputation alone. A bold move would be to omit the likes of Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart altogether, and look to the players that are currently thriving at club level.

This is how England could line up when they face Scotland on 11 November if the new manager picks players based on their performances in the current campaign.

England’s interim manager Gareth Southgate has revealed that he has taken over a ‘mess’ in the form of the England national team.


Southgate was appointed as the caretaker after Sam Allardyce had to resign from his role after just one match. The former Bolton and Newcastle United manager was captured on video trying to take advantage of his position to earn money legally. Allardyce managed a victory from his only game in charge. The experienced campaigner had promised numerous changes to the national team in terms of tactics and personal, but the English are now looking for yet another manager.

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