Another England team announcement, another outrage as West Ham’s in-form Englishmen are overlooked.
Mark Noble, Michail Antonio, Aaron Cresswell and even Andy Carroll have all been in great form this season, yet Roy Hodgson has yet again decided to ignore them and pick out-of-form players, some of which have been injured for most of the campaign.
Of course, this means our best players will be fit and raring to go in July/August if we have to kick start our season with more Europa League qualifiers – but that’s not the point.
Every footballer dreams of playing for his country and when you’re in the form of your life and having a positive influence at a club which has occupied a spot in the top six for most of the season, you should at least be considered for a call up.
But for English West Ham players that doesn’t appear to be the case, and it’s one of the biggest mysteries in football right now.
However, Twitter account @Farewell_Boleyn has a theory…
Why are no West Ham players ever picked for England? It's all because of the Dean Ashton situation and West Ham trying to sue the FA.
— BM6 Farewell Boleyn (@Farewell_Boleyn) May 16, 2016
It’s only a theory and you’d hope this kind of mentality doesn’t exist at the FA, but the fact our players have been regularly overlooked ever since the row surrounding Dean Ashton makes you wonder…