Date:Tuesday March 29 2011
The competitive business saw England come through with an impressive 3pts after the win over Wales - next up comes the meeting against one of the impressive sides from the world cup last summer Ghana.
I suspect that it will be a case of 'after the lord mayor's show' tonight although with plenty of players coming in looking to make an impression it is up to do this.
But will they?
John Terry, Ashley Cole, Michael Dawson, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney all left the squad after the Wales game - injury has forced Kyle Walker and Aaron Lennon out.
There is a chance that Capello could change the whole of the team that started against Wales, with 5 of those that did already out of the squad then at least 50% of it will and Gareth Barry will be one of them and will captain the side
Danny Welbeck was called into the squad today so he 'might' be in line for a senior debut at some point.
The big man made an impressive enough debut back along, fighting back from injury the Liverpool man will continue the fitness building exercise against the African nation and if he gets the right service he 'might' open his Three Lions account.
Ghana played Congo in an African nations qualifier on Sunday so this comes hot on the heels of this with round trips journeys of around 4,000 miles spoken about come close of play tonight.
The good news for them is that they have had no injury setbacks following that win so most are expecting the same side to be named.
As I know the guy quite well from his Pompey days it has been interesting to see how he has grown over the past year or so - after a fantastic world cup he got his bizarre move to Milan via Genoa and 'seems' to have continued the development in Italy.
England have never played Ghana, so tonight will be a night of first - or at least potential firsts...
England, at 6th, are currently higher than Ghana, in 16th, in the FIFA world rankings.
Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)
As with any friendly the performances of individuals, and as a team, are the most important things, although we want to get a result too. Like I said earlier there is a decent chance that this will be a damp squib after the impressive Euro 2012 game at the weekend, but we will see...
Date:Tuesday March 29 2011
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We'll Look Like Them, Can We Play Like Them! (Tuesday May 21 2013)
Underperforming 'Golden Generation' (Tuesday May 21 2013)
Rodwell Gets England Call (Tuesday May 21 2013)
England Wait On Cleverley (Tuesday May 21 2013)
Delfouneso Replaces McManaman (Monday May 20 2013)
Carroll Worthy Of Return (Monday May 20 2013)
McManaman Ruled Out (Saturday May 18 2013)
Captain Cole? (Saturday May 18 2013)
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|Injury Strikes Carroll Again!
» England : 23/05/2013 09:46:00
|We'll Look Like Them, Can We Play Like Them!
» England : 21/05/2013 16:52:00
|Underperforming 'Golden Generation'
» England : 21/05/2013 16:41:00
|Rodwell Gets England Call
» England : 21/05/2013 16:26:00
|England Wait On Cleverley
» England : 21/05/2013 16:17:00
|Delfouneso Replaces McManaman
» England : 20/05/2013 11:49:00