England Squad Depth

England squad depth: February 2013

Roy Hodgson’s squad selection for the friendly against Brazil earlier this month was somewhat unorthodox but it worked a treat. Nevertheless, it’s not a squad he’d be allowed to repeat at the sharp end of his occupation and it still leaves him with plenty of rather tricky questions to answer. Here is this month’s analysis of England’s squad depth.

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England Squad Depth

England squad depth: January 2013

As major tournament off-years go, 2013 looks to be a humdinger. The Football Association has lined up a fantastic array of friendly matches to be played alongside the remaining FIFA World Cup 2014 qualification games, and the FA’s 150th Anniversary should be celebrated in style. For the first time this year, here’s my monthly breakdown of where the England squad might stand at this moment in time.

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England Squad Depth

England squad depth: December 2012

Ho ho ho! Christmas is here but there’s no rest for the wickedly obsessive, so football continues at 100mph right through the festive period. Nevertheless, it’s a bit of a quiet spot in the international arena, so there’s likely not too many changes in Roy Hodgson’s thinking when it comes to his England squad. Here’s December’s analysis of England’s squad depth.

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England Squad Depth

England squad depth: November 2012

The wake of a friendly is a difficult time to assess the depth of England manager Roy Hodgson’s options. He awarded six debutants their first caps against Sweden this month, but hasn’t named a full competitive squad for a few weeks so it’s tough to make assumptions about his thinking.

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England Squad Depth

England squad depth: October 2012

It already feels like Roy Hodgson has been in the England job forever, and in some places around the team he is really beginning to make his mark. Nevertheless, drawing in Poland and at home to Ukraine represents a less than ideal start to FIFA World Cup qualifying, so there is still plenty of work to do even before England are able to bring through some more young players for much needed experience.

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