Thursday, 23 February 2012

Norwich city the unfashionable team

By all accounts this season has been incredible so far for Norwich. That being said the recognition given to the players and manager has been rather muted in comparison to the Swansea adoration that has swept the nation. This blog could easily go off topic so I will just write what I wanted to say.

How does John Ruddy not get into the England squad? He has been one of the most consistent performers in the premier league and has one of the highest shots to save ratio of any keeper. Baring in mind the defensive injury problems Norwich have had that is a brilliant achievement. In addition I don't see what Scott Carson playing in Turkey or Rob Green playing in the championship have done to be so much greater than a regular in the premiership making quality saves week in week out.

Frazier Campbell- I understand the hype around Frazier Campbell and I think he's a quality player, but to only have played 2 premier league games this season having been out for over 500 days and to make it in the England Squad doesn't seem fair to me. For example Grant Holt has started 14 games in the league this year but has 9 goals. He also has a few sub performances when running down the clock and being a physical presence is important to help see out games yet he has gone unrecognised.

Stewart Downing- The assist machine that is Stewart Downing has again made it into the England squad. His brilliant form of no goals or assists in the league has secured his place again, well done Stewart! Another Norwich player Anthony Pilkington has 7 goals and a few assists this year but yet Stewart who has had 32 England caps and done nothing gets in again.

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