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Carroll rewarded for fine form with England selection.

November 14th, 2010 | 37 Comments |

Andy Carroll. England's number 9?
Andy Carroll. England's number 9?
Andy Carroll has been playing excellently for Newcastle this season, which is fantastic for us to be honest.

Speculation had been circulating suggesting that Carroll could be rewarded for his good form with a call up to England, and for once that speculation appears to be true and Carroll has indeed been called up by Capello.

I’m really happy for the lad as his performances on the pitch have warranted him getting a call up, and it will show Carroll that if he keeps performing on the pitch then he will, hopefully, get rewarded by playing for his country.

That is the way it should work in fairness, but it hasn’t always been the case with the England team and players have been picked on reputation rather than form before.

Carroll will need to be aware that the spotlight will be on him now, more than ever in fact, which is why it is important that Carroll really starts to think about his behaviour on the pitch. An England call up could make him realise that he needs to change, which is what Capello is aiming for. (more…)