If you read Gareth Southgate's comments about why Matt Target was selected in the U21 squad for the Euro's and (presumably) Mings wasn't, it does seem to hint that he isn't seen as someone they want to get into the National Team system.
i“Matt Targett is the same, after doing well with the U20s,” added Southgate.
“We feel we could have gone with an older full-back that’s maybe playing in the Championship, but who probably doesn’t have a longer-term future with us.
“We’d like Matt to have a bit more experience with us before we’d put him into a tournament but he’s the next one up.
Seems needless remarks to make, because it can only really apply to Mings and Jake Bidwell at Brentford and shuts the door a little bit on them.
What actually happens if you break these on your house? Who are you responsible to?
Just asking as one of mine currently is that we can't park on the road outside driveway - I'm doing an extensive renovation so often have a couple of work vans parked on the road as there is no room - one of the neighbours has mentioned it to me but I've basically ignored him.
What can happen to me if I am breaking covenants? I assume the lengthiness of any process would make it pointless for them to do anything as I will be finished by the time anything would be to come of it and actually using the driveway.....
Aaron Cresswell’s £4million transfer from Ipswich in the summer of 2014 was, without doubt, one of the very best bits of business by any Premier League club. West Ham’s Players Player of the Year, Best Signing and Hammer of the Year were some personal accolades he was awarded, but his performances at left back for Sam Allardyce’s side have been so assured that the club have given him a valuation of £20million in order to scare off would be suitors Chelsea and Man City. A bargain at £4m.
I still think personally, that we got decent value for him.....
"Greedy footballers, eh? An England midfielder of substantial but hardly world-class talent turns down a lavish six-figure contract offer from his current club and threatens to leave for a rival, using the convenient fig leaf of being played “out of position”. Still, this is a column about Raheem Sterling, not James Milner, so we shall have to leave that one there for now."
"Now, we can bicker and quibble about what footballers are worth. We could argue whether by bringing pleasure to millions of people, Sterling is more deserving of his comparatively meagre fortune than, say, Liverpool Football Club owner, John Henry, who became a billionaire largely on the strength of his ability to move money around."
Bart has had a shocker really. 2nd goal looked a bit bad from my angle on Saturday, looks terrible on 2nd viewing - he almost moves his leg totally out the way from where the ball goes. Why dive and not save it with your feet??
And the 3rd goal he is way too slow of his line.
Think Berra a bit unlucky, he doesn't move arm towards ball it just hits it - although I think he should have gotten out the way of it. (Note - I don't think he was unlucky to get sent off, it was a nailed on red)
Sloppy play for all the goals though - Mings pass for the first, Bru beaten far too easily out wide for the 2nd, and the 3rd was a huge gap between Chambo and Tommy at the back - Chambo not used to playing back in the middle?
Who do you think will be here next year? Could realistically add Chaplow and Varney to that too.
I personally don't think Ando has done enough and our squad management will be one in one out, and I think there will be better out there. Tabb's had a good season but I think I'd take same approach with him too.
Will Hewitt be an answer at right back? I doubt it, and if he isn't then we need to recruit one.
The ECB are an utter shambles, this need to sack KP is just so pointless - players don't get sacked from representing their country they stop getting selected (or retire themselves).
If they don't want him as part of the squad then they can go in a 'different direction', opt to 'bring through younger players' etc....the definitive sacking of him has made every successor to the ECB and the Team England Director a poisoned chalice with this hanging over it.
Would Vaughan have wanted the job if there was a chance he could get KP in? Would he have been a better candidate? We don't know, but by closing off anyone that rates KP it's a huge swathe of people that may have been able to do the job better.
The fact that so many people that used to play with and captain him can't speak highly enough of him (Vaughan, Flintoff, Harmison, Bopara, etc) and those currently coaching and managing him (Alec Stewart, etc) shows that he is manageable and captainable - even if he is a maverick.
Swann and Anderson can clearly be nightmares at times, but they are best mates with Cook, Broad clearly is an absolute bellend (who's batting is worse than Panesar at the moment) but he seems undroppable. It's massive double standards.
Fortunately Ballance, Bell and Root are an excellent middle order at the moment, easily the strongest area of our team out of main categories (Openers, Middle Order, Keeper, Pace Attack, Spin Attack). If that stops though, if one gets injured or has a mental health issue which isn't uncommon with cricketers on long tours then who are the Aussies going to fear.....KP or James Taylor?!
have always thought he was a goon, and a terrible leader of the Labour party - he could never have been PM because he as too much of a geek really.
However the blind faith Labour supporters get behind him because they have too, similar to those with overly blue tinted specs here who still yammering on with the #IBELIEVE when Paul Jewell had clearly lost the plot, but couldn't not blindly support the manager.
So all Ed's qualities get picked out and pored over by his supporters, the polls have them as neck and neck going into the election day - he must genuinely think he has a real chance of being the next PM - his life's goal no doubt with him being a politicker since he was a schoolboy.....and then the exit polls come out and bang, the dream is effectively dead.
As the results come in and mirror the exit polls it really is death by a thousand cuts throughout the night, his life's work and ambition just gone like that over night - on a human level it's really sad.
Anyway, hopefully Labour elect a proper leader next time to keep the Tories on their game, another weak opposition and no Liberal's in coalition will be a really bad thing.