The pundits returned to the morning football show on Sky Sports and kicked off their Premier League natter with the latest transfer speculation linking Harry Redknapp with a return to West Ham. The Sun’s Shaun Custis thought that there is every reason to believe the Sunday Mirror’s story to be true, and Martin Lipton chirped up with his belief that Harry had taken Pompey as far as he can. Matt Lawton countered, arguing that Curbishley hasn’t warranted getting the push.
Next on the agenda was the issue of the England captain, with the knowledge that Capello has said whoever leads England against the Czechs will be the permanent head of the team. Matt Lawton’s punt was Rio Ferdinand, who he believes will edge out John Terry. But Shaun Custis challenged Rio’s nomination, arguing that Ferdinand isn’t even the captain at Manchester United this season. The talking heads agreed however that if John Terry loses out, he will need to be comforted due to his natural disappointment.
The last topic was discussion of England’s forwards. After being left out the squad, the panel concurred that Peter Crouch’s days look numbered for England under Capello. Martin Lipton argued the case that whether people like it or not, Michael Owen will be a starter for the Three Lions when fit. In closing, host Brian Woolnough laid-out the worst-case scenario of heading into the match away at Croatia with no Owen, and asking who will score the goals.