It’s never too early to start talking about the England squad is it?
Although given the amount of international football we’re subjected to throughout the majority of the club season, I suppose it never really escapes you does it? And as a result, neither does the talk of who is going to be selected for the national team.
And that is precisely what these Sheffield United fans were doing as a result of a certain individual who made his way to Bramall Lane over the weekend, as Gareth Southgate was in attendance to see the Blades pay out a 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion.
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And although there were no Englishmen on the scoresheet, with the Blades’ flying high in the Premier League, there would still be a lot for the England boss to think about as he gets his team ready for friendlies at the end of next month. And there were a number of Blades fans who were left to wonder just who would be the lucky men, if any, to get a call-up.
If he’s still gonna pick Mings over O’Connell he wants sacking
— W8W-SUFC (@SufcW8w) February 23, 2020
Henderson, O’Connell, Baldock
— UTB (@trhjcedf) February 23, 2020
Hendo and JOC in the starting XI. Baldock ahead of Walker for second choice RB
— SUFCBlade1889 (@SufcBlade1889) February 23, 2020
To be fair he was probably thinking, I wish Fleck & Enda we’re both English!!
— Richard clough ⚔️ (@Rickkiblade1889) February 23, 2020
To be fair to him Gareth has been a few times this season. Must have a few in mind. Any one of our English players would not look out of place in his squad but I always remember England Managers of their time failed to pick Alan Woodward and Len Badger for full England caps
— Ned Go Grey (@gazza647) February 23, 2020
All of the English ones 🤣👍🏼
— dughs (@dughs) February 23, 2020
I wondered why Henderson started to play it out to defenders rather than hoofing it. Southgate likes keepers that distribute…..
— Ranmoor Blade (@Ranny_Blade) February 23, 2020
Henderson and o’connell 100% … baldock if he keeps on performing future England to back up to TAA. 100%. Lundstrum keeps getting better and I think he is better than Declan rice. I’d pick him all day.
— JEROME LLOYD JONES (@jonezy1991sheff) February 24, 2020
— Matthew Brandt (@Super_mb) February 23, 2020
The last Blade to play for England was Brian Deane back in the early 1990’s, so it’s certainly been a while. Is now the time we break our streak?