As it happens: Eriksson’s first England squad
2.25pm No can i put my canada goose jacket in the dryer sign of Sven-Goran Eriksson yet, just a few empty chairs. But that hasn’t stopped the parka journos from the nationals taking their usual authentic canada goose outlet online place on the front row. They are ready. We are ready. black canada goose parka But is Svennis ready?
2.30pm 2.30pm and no sign of Sven. The man is late….
2.31pm Journalists are handed a piece of paper with the England squad on it. It is…
Seaman (Arsenal), Martyn buy canada goose jacket uk (Leeds), James (Aston Villa), Wright (Ipswich), G Neville (Man Utd) can i wash my canada goose jacket P Neville (Man Utd), Brown (Man Utd), Ferdinand (Leeds), Campbell (Tottenham), Ball (Everton), Carragher (Liverpool), Ashley Cole (Arsenal), Ehiogu (Middlesbrough), Powell (Charlton), Dyer (Newcastle), Beckham (Man Utd), bright blue canada goose jacket Scholes (Man Utd), McManaman (Real Madrid), Carrick (West Ham), J Cole (West Ham), Lampard (West Ham), Parlour (Arsenal), Butt (Man Utd), McCann (Sunderland), Barmby (Liverpool), Heskey (Liverpool), Owen (Liverpool), Fowler (Liverpool), Andy Cole (Man Utd), Sheringham (Man Utd), Phillips (Sunderland).
2.32pm Sven arrives. The first question is about why he picked Chris Powell. Sven says he saw him twice and was impressed with him. “I have seen Chris Powell of Charlton two or three times. He is a natural left-sided defender so why not see him?” he says.
2.33pm Sven is asked why he has not picked Gareth Barry. Sven buy canada goose coat online says he wants to see him play for the U-21’s instead.
2.35pm Sven confirms he will make a lot of changes during the Spain game. “We are going to make a lot of changes on Wednesday against Spain after 45 minutes,” he tells the media. “It is important to know that four English teams have played in Europe this week and will be playing again the week after the England game so we don’t want to force them too much.”
2.36pm Sven is asked about the absence of Dennis Wise anyone has got canada goose coat and Paul Ince. He denies their international careers are over.
2.38pm “Do you know your captain?” he is asked. “Yes, but I’m not telling you” Sven tells the journalists.
2.40pm But Sven does confirm he will play best replica canada goose jacket either 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 against Spain. “I have a starting line-up and formation in mind but we have canada goose coat 0f to wait for Saturday and Sunday to see who is fit. We will work on that on Monday,” he adds.
2.42pm Sven is asked the obligatory question about the standard of English football. “I have been surprised by the standard on and off the pitch in England. Every player I have seen is extremely hard working. You can never complain about that. The speed, the mentality, I have been impressed,” he says.
2.45pm A few mundane questions follow. Sven confirms that Villa Park is a “super stadium.” He also will be guest of honour during Sunday’s Worthington Cup final. Before then he will see Bolton v Blackburn tonight and Aston Villa v Derby tomorrow. My what a busy man he is!
2.46pm No more questions. Sven leaves the press conference. Journalists gabble excitedly.