England 2 – 1 Ukraine

I’m not really sure if there is much to be excited about for this game … NOT! Guess who’s back, back again, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back etc… (repeat to fade) I was singing, you don’t need to guess. (If you didn’t guess Rooney then you probably need to reassess a few things.)

The BIG selection headache is barely even a slight nausea. Yes, Carroll was very good, but he was in the team against Sweden to expose a known weakness in the opposition. I’m sure if Hodgson saw a similar weakness in the opposition again Carroll would be trusted, and rightly, to “do a job”. He’s also a good option on the bench.

Walcott in carrying a slight injury should probably start, although I’d personally be more tempted to leave out Ashley Young ahead of Milner. Having said that the potential of the triangle of power created by Welbeck, Rooney and Young would probably sway Hodgson to stick with him. It’s surely his last chance?!

Still concerned over Terry and would like “JagZ” in. Glen Johnson is my new favourite.

Really looking forward to this one. Who am I kidding … I’ve been really looking forward to it all, so why would this be any different.

I can’t work out the UEFA qualifying mathematics without getting a headache myself, so I’ll just trust that whether it’s Italy or Spain we end up facing, as a result of finishing first or second, Roy will have a plan.

Goals: Rooney and Young.

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