James (Man City)
Konchesky (West Ham)
Ferdinand (Man Utd)
Beckham (Real Madrid)
J Cole (Chelsea)
Smith (Man Utd)
Rooney (Man Utd)
Bloody hell Sven, why do we have makeshift defensive midfielder Alan Smith in there instead of Scott Parker? Christ, that really, really irritates me. Seriously, what more can he do? He is vastly more talented in that position that Smith could ever hope to be.
> No because he seems to be everywhere all the time. You can't help but
> feel it has to have some effect on his football.
He has been in the public eye all his life. And he is a fantastic player.
I don't care what you say I'm am very glad Beckham is an English player. His passes are prefect, his work rate is second to none, he is commanding, respectful (to the manager anyway) and as it has been said further down, Real's best player this season.
Beckham belongs in the England squad, as the England captain and should remain so for the world cup and perhaps even for the European qualifiers.
He clearly did those Gilette adverts ages ago - look at the hair!
> Do you even watch Real Madrid play?
> I'm not Beckham's biggest fan but he has been in great form for them
> so far this season.
Yes whenever they're on Sky on a Saturday or Sunday night I'll watch the game. I just can't help feel that he's looking for a career away from football for when he retires in a few years time and that now would be a good time to give Terry the armband to take over his mantle of captain.
Real's lack of trophies are solely down to Beckham? Get real. He's raised the team's ability, not lowered it. His workrate is superb, crossing and long balls are second to none. You really think he'd keep his place in the first team of the world's most successful club if he were crap, under manager after manager? Of course he wouldn't. There are a number of players who could replace him in midfield if he were. Luxemburgo knows good football. He isn't keeping Beckham in for commercial reasons. If he were interested in that, Robinho would have started every game. But he hasn't. He's even played Gravesen and Pablo Garcia at the same time in a few matches. You think two defensive midfielders are going to sell a lot of shirts? Over Guti/Baptista? Would he have even bought Garcia from Osasuna if it were about commercial interests? Granted, the president is an idiot who is interested in making money and doesn't know about good football. Hence the galactico attitude of recent years. But he doesn't pick the team. A successful manager does. And Beckham's in his team. And he plays damn well in it.
I'm not Beckham's biggest fan but he has been in great form for them so far this season.
> Beckham has been unanimously considered Real's best player this
The rest of the squad must be really rubbish then.
> Crouch will score.
That last goal came off his elbow.