Gareth Southgate announced his 26 man squad yesterday which attracted a lot of flak from fans all across the globe. England make a trip to Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park to play a friendly against Germany on 23rd March 2017. England then take on Lithuania in a World Cup 2018 qualifier at Wembley on 26th March 2017
— England (@England) March 16, 2017
Here are the 6 major talking points and best twitter reactions to give you a taste of how it is like to be an England supporter:
1. WAYNE ROONEY AXED
— Pete O’Rourke (@SportsPeteO) March 17, 2017
Rooney out of the England squad but Gareth Southgate said he could be fit to play for united on Sunday! pic.twitter.com/OljxCTPQKX
— Miki Mata 228 (@MikiMata228) March 16, 2017
2. THEO WALCOTT BRUTALLY SNUBBED ON HIS 28th BIRTHDAY
Walcott has 17 goals in all comps for Arsenal this season. More than any other player Gareth Southgate has picked.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) March 16, 2017
Walcott: 17 goals this season, more than anyone in the England squad. Not included.
Shaw: 70 mins since October. Plays for MUFC. In.
— The 12th Man (@_The12thMan) March 16, 2017
Lingard: 27 appearances, 4 goals – In the England squad
Walcott: 29 appearances, 17 goals – Not in the England squad#AFC
— Ryan (@RyanCheale) March 16, 2017
3. SHAW, LINGARD, RASHFORD SELECTED AHEAD OF ANDY CARROLL
Southgate: Carroll hasn’t made the #England squad as he hasn’t played enough minutes recently 🤔
— Fantasy Football Fix (@FantasyFootyFix) March 16, 2017
— Scandinavian Hammers (@ScandHammers) March 16, 2017
4. JOY FOR SOUTHAMPTON DUO
Having worked with the Saints duo in the youth setup, Southgate showed his trust in James Ward Prowse and Nathan Redmond.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) March 16, 2017
5. JERMAINE DEFOE, FINALLY!
Thanks to everyone for your messages! Playing for @England has been my dream since day one so to be back in the squad is so special for me.
— Jermain Defoe (@IAmJermainDefoe) March 16, 2017
PL goals in last 2 seasons:
Defoe – 29
Carroll – 15
Walcott – 13
Rooney – 10
Sturridge – 10
About time he got an England call up 🙌 pic.twitter.com/KGgD6zTeij
— BigSport (@BigSportGB) March 16, 2017
14 – The only English player to score more Premier League goals than Jermain Defoe (14) this season is Harry Kane (19). Justification. pic.twitter.com/I7itVtIo10
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 16, 2017
6. JAKE LIVERMORE? I DON’T WANT TO LIVE ANYMORE
Terry’s England career was ruined cos he had an affair but Livermore got called up after he got banned for cocaine? What a joke
— Anish (@ASoni_1997) March 16, 2017
England’s midfield 2004:
Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard.
England’s midfield now:
Jake Livermore, Eric Dier, James Ward-Prowse. pic.twitter.com/Ve6k5O5iCN
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) March 16, 2017
This France side was NOT called up for the forthcoming qualifiers.
England have Jake Livermore
— Newcastle Blue Star (@NUFCBluestar) March 16, 2017
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