Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

Pearce Wants Ox for the U-21s

Pearce Wants Ox for the U-21s

England U-21s boss Stuart Pearce has given a broad hint that he would like to be able to select Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the England U-21s next month. Pearce's young Lions are one point from securing their place, but if they lose to norway on Monday, they will need to go through the playoffs in October. Pearce has indicated he would like to have the option to call up full internationals that are eligible, Chamberlain chief amongst them.



That call comes from Roy,` said Pearce in the Daily Mail. 'If somewhere down the line the England manager says he isn`t going to use this player or that player, and he could be of use to you, my conversation and relationship with Roy is going to be paramount.

'Oxlade-Chamberlain is with the seniors, so too is (Jack) Butland. Kyle Walker can still play, so can Phil Jones and Danny Welbeck. When you go through the pool, you will see it is pretty good.


'But Roy giving the chance to Chamberlain to go and play, along with Welbeck and the others. If they play well, they stay in the seniors. That is how it works.`

Pearce appears to have completely misunderstood what his role for the U-21s actually is. The fact that Chamberlain is, not only in the seniors, but going by Hodgson's team selection he is a starter, means his job is done. The aim of the U-21s, according to the F.A.'s own statutes, is to ready players for the seniors. If you have a teenager in the starting XI, it suggests they're pretty much ready and their need for the U-21s is null and void.

But of course, this isn't about Chamberlain's development. It's about Pearce's naked self interest. Ever since taking the U-21 job, the remedial squeaky voiced tossbag has been on a one man ego trip to try and win some tournament or other and propel himself into England managerial reckoning.

Since his managerial ideas to date number amongst appointing a beanie baby as his assistant at Manchester City, (who presumably advised him to stick David James on upfront) as well as producing the one British performance at this summer's Olympics that nobody gave a toss about, it's a wonder he's still in the job. Especially when he doesn't actually seem to be aware of what his job spec entails.

Longer term, this suggests that Pearce would be willing to select Chamberlain for next summer's Euro U-21s, should England qualify. Presumably Terry Burton will follow suit and request Arteta and Cazorla to turn out for Arsenal Reserves, so that we can win our U-21 league? It won't be of any use to either player, but it would beef up Burton's CV nicely.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Monday September 10 2012
Time: 11:18AM

Comments

0
Pearce's desperation is understandable but his 'solution' is absolutely, a non starter. That will be a regression that won't do the player and even the teams any good. Key to the success of sides at this level is the confidence reposed in the players by the coach and to suggest you still need additions to prosecute one last game says you feel the team is inadequate for the task. Pearce probably already knows Roy's answer and is preparing his list of excuses for any failure; one of which would be that he was turned down when he "tried to get the very best crop of English U-21s to represent England", so now, who can say he hasn't tried his best?
Naijagunner
10/09/2012 12:54:00
0
If you love the situation Spurs are in, then you'll love reading this:

Spuds-U-Like
10/09/2012 13:00:00
0
Sorry, trying again.

http://www.dearmrlevy.com/dml/2012/9/4/the-book-of-daniel-chapter-six-the-end.html

Spuds-U-Like
10/09/2012 13:01:00
0
Ryan the perplexed is some nutcase. Hilarious stuff, nevertheless. Nothing a few good wins cannot change (not that I wish it ;-).
Naijagunner
10/09/2012 15:05:00
0
Its soooo Spurs though, isn't it Naija?

We wouldn't be true supporters of our teams if we wished that mate! Friendly rivalry is fine, but "hope you chaps do really well saturday" definately isn't.

Spuds-U-Like
10/09/2012 15:09:00
0
The idiocy of taking The Ox back to the under 21s is astounding. Pearce should stick to the Go Compare adverts ... because the tw** singing that song is one of the few people more annoying that Stuart.
Rocky7
10/09/2012 15:48:00
0
At least Stuart tw@s him one in the latest ad Rocky!

Spuds-U-Like
10/09/2012 15:56:00
0
Well, the England U21 team won the game and, clearly, the Ox was not needed to do that.
Naijagunner
11/09/2012 12:59:00
0
Stuart Pearce - worst football manager ever.
Arsenales F.C
13/09/2012 09:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

Campbell - There's More To Come From Bellerin

Brotherly love

Premier League To Undergo Rebraning

Exciting news ... or just news ... sort of ...

Flamini - I Wasn't Trying To Hurt Him

Arsenal midfielder on his two footed tackle

Rambo - We Needed That Badly

Rambo on massive win at the weekend

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Rocky7
Profile
ClockEnd124
Profile
Amos
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM vs Cech
Suggested By:
Cech8%
Petr Cech92%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Arsenal Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 12:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
FA Cup
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 12:45PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 5:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Naijagunner10
2.Afcdc3
3.Galway Gooner2
4.Amos.1
5.Riversider1
6.Catcatcher 1
7.Wyn Mills1
8.princeoflove9091
9.Joe_@**1
10.Guyfox1