Schneiderlin: J-Rod was a certainty for World Cup

Basingstoke Gazette: Morgan Schneiderlin Morgan Schneiderlin

Morgan Schneiderlin believes Jay Rodriguez was assured of a ticket to the World Cup before injury threatened to wreck his dreams of Brazil.

The forward’s hopes of making it into Roy Hodgson’s squad this summer were cast into significant doubt when his knee buckled as he hit the floor in a sickening moment at the Etihad Stadium.

The timing could barely have been crueller for Rodriguez, who has been in the best form of his life this season, and particularly in the past few months.

With five goals in his previous four games before the 4-1 defeat at Manchester City, his case for a place at the World Cup had gathered significant momentum.

Schneiderlin was confident that Rodriguez had already done enough to secure a seat on the plane, but the midfielder fears that his teammate could now lose the spot.

However, he is keeping his fingers crossed that the results of a scan on the injury, which is expected to happen early this week, will not be as bad as expected.

“Listen, my point of view is he had the tickets already in his pocket and an injury was the only thing that could have taken the ticket out of his pocket,” he said.

“It’s such a shame. I just hope the scan is going to say something nice, and I hope he’s going to be back on the pitch as soon as possible.

“It’s something that’s very hard to take for any footballer, but especially for Jay.”

Schneiderlin added: “We lost the game, but the worst thing was to lose Jay.

“Ok, we’re losing him as a footballer, but we’re also losing him as a human and as a presence in the changing room.

“It’s a joy to be with him every day in training, because he’s such a guy who enjoys life, who laughs every time. He’s such a nice guy.

“Of course, we wish to him and his family the best and we want him to come back as soon as possible, because we need him.

“It is a sad day.”

Like all of the Saints staff and players, Schneiderlin was upset at the officials’ failure to spot an obvious offside in the build-up to City’s vital second goal, although he said they should perhaps have responded better to the injustice.

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“We were very down, we can say at half-time, especially when we conceded the second goal,” said the 24-year-old. “It was against the flow of the game.

“We did everything very well.

“We did everything right, and then the ref, I don’t know how he can’t see an offside like that, but that’s part of the game.

“I just think that, from our point of view, we can’t let a referee’s decision affect us so much.

“We need to work even harder in the next couple of games and the next training to improve on those kind of things.”

Schneiderlin, right, added: “We’re going to keep in our mind the first half, and we’re happy about that.

“But then again we need to improve on those small things if you want to get in the top seven, top six.”

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6:28am Mon 7 Apr 14

Mick1101 says...

Jay-Rod has been a revelation this season....please God it's not as bad as it looks .....all Saints fans are thinking of you Jay and wishing you the very best .
We played Citeh off the park in the first half but following Jay's injury and the officials disgraceful ineptitude it was hard for the team.
It's not fair to blame Gazziniga...blame Foy
Southampton Til I Die
COYR ! !
Jay-Rod has been a revelation this season....please God it's not as bad as it looks .....all Saints fans are thinking of you Jay and wishing you the very best . We played Citeh off the park in the first half but following Jay's injury and the officials disgraceful ineptitude it was hard for the team. It's not fair to blame Gazziniga...blame Foy Southampton Til I Die COYR ! ! Mick1101
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8:41am Mon 7 Apr 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Jay has been great this season, of course.

But Morgan's opinion that Jay was already assured of going to Brazil might not agree with the opinion of Roy Hodgson.

If a player as great as Matt Le Tissier most certainly was could not nail a regular place in the England team, that means nobody is certain of a place, not just our Jay. Matt Le Tissier scored more goals in a FIVE YEAR period at the top level than any other English player and the only regular thing he ever got from England's managers was to be overlooked! Matt was obviously one of the greatest players of all time in English football and it was a total injustice that all he got from England were a paltry few caps.

Do I think Jay is good enough to play for England? Of course I do. I agree with Morgan.

Now I'm hoping that Jay's injury is not serious and soon heals. I want him quickly back playing for Saints and I want Roy Hodgson to pick him for England's World Cup squad, along with Rickie, Adam and Luke.

Good luck Jay. Come back soon!!!

Onward and upward for all our Saints, the Southampton Way!!!
Jay has been great this season, of course. But Morgan's opinion that Jay was already assured of going to Brazil might not agree with the opinion of Roy Hodgson. If a player as great as Matt Le Tissier most certainly was could not nail a regular place in the England team, that means nobody is certain of a place, not just our Jay. Matt Le Tissier scored more goals in a FIVE YEAR period at the top level than any other English player and the only regular thing he ever got from England's managers was to be overlooked! Matt was obviously one of the greatest players of all time in English football and it was a total injustice that all he got from England were a paltry few caps. Do I think Jay is good enough to play for England? Of course I do. I agree with Morgan. Now I'm hoping that Jay's injury is not serious and soon heals. I want him quickly back playing for Saints and I want Roy Hodgson to pick him for England's World Cup squad, along with Rickie, Adam and Luke. Good luck Jay. Come back soon!!! Onward and upward for all our Saints, the Southampton Way!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 8

10:12am Mon 7 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
Jay has been great this season, of course.

But Morgan's opinion that Jay was already assured of going to Brazil might not agree with the opinion of Roy Hodgson.

If a player as great as Matt Le Tissier most certainly was could not nail a regular place in the England team, that means nobody is certain of a place, not just our Jay. Matt Le Tissier scored more goals in a FIVE YEAR period at the top level than any other English player and the only regular thing he ever got from England's managers was to be overlooked! Matt was obviously one of the greatest players of all time in English football and it was a total injustice that all he got from England were a paltry few caps.

Do I think Jay is good enough to play for England? Of course I do. I agree with Morgan.

Now I'm hoping that Jay's injury is not serious and soon heals. I want him quickly back playing for Saints and I want Roy Hodgson to pick him for England's World Cup squad, along with Rickie, Adam and Luke.

Good luck Jay. Come back soon!!!

Onward and upward for all our Saints, the Southampton Way!!!
Le God wasn't picked for England for personal reasons, nothing to do with football. vegetables wouldn't forgive him for not signing for spuds when he was there. twaddle wouldn't pick him because of his ego, he wanted to be remembered as the best player of his type ever for England and was worried that LeGod would become a `bigger` star than him.
you cant compare J-rod and LeGods chances although I do agree that he wasn't a shoe in. I do think he has/had every chance of going to brazil, hi was in the form of his life, compare his form against wellbads. wellbad dosent even get picked for most manure games and seldom scores goals or sets them up.
gutted for him.
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Jay has been great this season, of course. But Morgan's opinion that Jay was already assured of going to Brazil might not agree with the opinion of Roy Hodgson. If a player as great as Matt Le Tissier most certainly was could not nail a regular place in the England team, that means nobody is certain of a place, not just our Jay. Matt Le Tissier scored more goals in a FIVE YEAR period at the top level than any other English player and the only regular thing he ever got from England's managers was to be overlooked! Matt was obviously one of the greatest players of all time in English football and it was a total injustice that all he got from England were a paltry few caps. Do I think Jay is good enough to play for England? Of course I do. I agree with Morgan. Now I'm hoping that Jay's injury is not serious and soon heals. I want him quickly back playing for Saints and I want Roy Hodgson to pick him for England's World Cup squad, along with Rickie, Adam and Luke. Good luck Jay. Come back soon!!! Onward and upward for all our Saints, the Southampton Way!!![/p][/quote]Le God wasn't picked for England for personal reasons, nothing to do with football. vegetables wouldn't forgive him for not signing for spuds when he was there. twaddle wouldn't pick him because of his ego, he wanted to be remembered as the best player of his type ever for England and was worried that LeGod would become a `bigger` star than him. you cant compare J-rod and LeGods chances although I do agree that he wasn't a shoe in. I do think he has/had every chance of going to brazil, hi was in the form of his life, compare his form against wellbads. wellbad dosent even get picked for most manure games and seldom scores goals or sets them up. gutted for him. el caballo santos101
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10:42am Mon 7 Apr 14

justaSaintsfan says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
Jay has been great this season, of course.

But Morgan's opinion that Jay was already assured of going to Brazil might not agree with the opinion of Roy Hodgson.

If a player as great as Matt Le Tissier most certainly was could not nail a regular place in the England team, that means nobody is certain of a place, not just our Jay. Matt Le Tissier scored more goals in a FIVE YEAR period at the top level than any other English player and the only regular thing he ever got from England's managers was to be overlooked! Matt was obviously one of the greatest players of all time in English football and it was a total injustice that all he got from England were a paltry few caps.

Do I think Jay is good enough to play for England? Of course I do. I agree with Morgan.

Now I'm hoping that Jay's injury is not serious and soon heals. I want him quickly back playing for Saints and I want Roy Hodgson to pick him for England's World Cup squad, along with Rickie, Adam and Luke.

Good luck Jay. Come back soon!!!

Onward and upward for all our Saints, the Southampton Way!!!
Le God wasn't picked for England for personal reasons, nothing to do with football. vegetables wouldn't forgive him for not signing for spuds when he was there. twaddle wouldn't pick him because of his ego, he wanted to be remembered as the best player of his type ever for England and was worried that LeGod would become a `bigger` star than him.
you cant compare J-rod and LeGods chances although I do agree that he wasn't a shoe in. I do think he has/had every chance of going to brazil, hi was in the form of his life, compare his form against wellbads. wellbad dosent even get picked for most manure games and seldom scores goals or sets them up.
gutted for him.
I was not comparing Jay's chances with Matt Le Tissier's, only pointing out how history shows that even the best of players are not assured of being picked for England. Our Matt was most definitely the best of English players for many years.

Roy Hodgson is England's manager right now and will pick his squad for the World Cup in line with the thinking of previous England managers.

I'm not saying that any Saints players will not be picked to play for England at the World Cup in Brazil.

I want all four Saints' England hopefuls to be picked by Roy Hodgson. We shall see who he does pick and I hope to be pleasantly surprised at the inclusion of some Saints in the squad, rather than the usual disappointments that history shows.

Good luck to Rickie, Adam, Jay and Luke for England. Good luck also to our other Saints for getting picked for their national teams. I am very proud of them all and will be very keenly watching their progress, should they play.

There has never been a better time to support our Saints regarding playing for their national teams, even some of our youngsters.

I wish Jay a speedy recovery most of all.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Jay has been great this season, of course. But Morgan's opinion that Jay was already assured of going to Brazil might not agree with the opinion of Roy Hodgson. If a player as great as Matt Le Tissier most certainly was could not nail a regular place in the England team, that means nobody is certain of a place, not just our Jay. Matt Le Tissier scored more goals in a FIVE YEAR period at the top level than any other English player and the only regular thing he ever got from England's managers was to be overlooked! Matt was obviously one of the greatest players of all time in English football and it was a total injustice that all he got from England were a paltry few caps. Do I think Jay is good enough to play for England? Of course I do. I agree with Morgan. Now I'm hoping that Jay's injury is not serious and soon heals. I want him quickly back playing for Saints and I want Roy Hodgson to pick him for England's World Cup squad, along with Rickie, Adam and Luke. Good luck Jay. Come back soon!!! Onward and upward for all our Saints, the Southampton Way!!![/p][/quote]Le God wasn't picked for England for personal reasons, nothing to do with football. vegetables wouldn't forgive him for not signing for spuds when he was there. twaddle wouldn't pick him because of his ego, he wanted to be remembered as the best player of his type ever for England and was worried that LeGod would become a `bigger` star than him. you cant compare J-rod and LeGods chances although I do agree that he wasn't a shoe in. I do think he has/had every chance of going to brazil, hi was in the form of his life, compare his form against wellbads. wellbad dosent even get picked for most manure games and seldom scores goals or sets them up. gutted for him.[/p][/quote]I was not comparing Jay's chances with Matt Le Tissier's, only pointing out how history shows that even the best of players are not assured of being picked for England. Our Matt was most definitely the best of English players for many years. Roy Hodgson is England's manager right now and will pick his squad for the World Cup in line with the thinking of previous England managers. I'm not saying that any Saints players will not be picked to play for England at the World Cup in Brazil. I want all four Saints' England hopefuls to be picked by Roy Hodgson. We shall see who he does pick and I hope to be pleasantly surprised at the inclusion of some Saints in the squad, rather than the usual disappointments that history shows. Good luck to Rickie, Adam, Jay and Luke for England. Good luck also to our other Saints for getting picked for their national teams. I am very proud of them all and will be very keenly watching their progress, should they play. There has never been a better time to support our Saints regarding playing for their national teams, even some of our youngsters. I wish Jay a speedy recovery most of all. justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 6

10:58am Mon 7 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
Jay has been great this season, of course.

But Morgan's opinion that Jay was already assured of going to Brazil might not agree with the opinion of Roy Hodgson.

If a player as great as Matt Le Tissier most certainly was could not nail a regular place in the England team, that means nobody is certain of a place, not just our Jay. Matt Le Tissier scored more goals in a FIVE YEAR period at the top level than any other English player and the only regular thing he ever got from England's managers was to be overlooked! Matt was obviously one of the greatest players of all time in English football and it was a total injustice that all he got from England were a paltry few caps.

Do I think Jay is good enough to play for England? Of course I do. I agree with Morgan.

Now I'm hoping that Jay's injury is not serious and soon heals. I want him quickly back playing for Saints and I want Roy Hodgson to pick him for England's World Cup squad, along with Rickie, Adam and Luke.

Good luck Jay. Come back soon!!!

Onward and upward for all our Saints, the Southampton Way!!!
Le God wasn't picked for England for personal reasons, nothing to do with football. vegetables wouldn't forgive him for not signing for spuds when he was there. twaddle wouldn't pick him because of his ego, he wanted to be remembered as the best player of his type ever for England and was worried that LeGod would become a `bigger` star than him.
you cant compare J-rod and LeGods chances although I do agree that he wasn't a shoe in. I do think he has/had every chance of going to brazil, hi was in the form of his life, compare his form against wellbads. wellbad dosent even get picked for most manure games and seldom scores goals or sets them up.
gutted for him.
I was not comparing Jay's chances with Matt Le Tissier's, only pointing out how history shows that even the best of players are not assured of being picked for England. Our Matt was most definitely the best of English players for many years.

Roy Hodgson is England's manager right now and will pick his squad for the World Cup in line with the thinking of previous England managers.

I'm not saying that any Saints players will not be picked to play for England at the World Cup in Brazil.

I want all four Saints' England hopefuls to be picked by Roy Hodgson. We shall see who he does pick and I hope to be pleasantly surprised at the inclusion of some Saints in the squad, rather than the usual disappointments that history shows.

Good luck to Rickie, Adam, Jay and Luke for England. Good luck also to our other Saints for getting picked for their national teams. I am very proud of them all and will be very keenly watching their progress, should they play.

There has never been a better time to support our Saints regarding playing for their national teams, even some of our youngsters.

I wish Jay a speedy recovery most of all.
I was agreeing with most of what you said, just pointing out that matt had managers deliberately blocking his chance of a call up. I think roy would have welcomed J-rod and the other 3 and again like you I want/wanted all 4 to go. its a total sham the way some players get picked over others. big club syndrome and the London bias press who are the real pickers of the squad. if roy was to be brave and pick the in form players over the oldies who are always picked we might have a chance. I wont hold my breath and fully expect lampard gerrard etc to be picked and think that cole will be picked over luke to give him a last swansong. would be outrageous if he was but even SRL has a fight on his hands to be picked over donkey carroll who has done nothing all season apart from being injured, elbowing defenders and smacking keepers in the head with his hand. the media though love carroll, probably because they have dirt on him and want a big story a couple of days before englands first game!
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Jay has been great this season, of course. But Morgan's opinion that Jay was already assured of going to Brazil might not agree with the opinion of Roy Hodgson. If a player as great as Matt Le Tissier most certainly was could not nail a regular place in the England team, that means nobody is certain of a place, not just our Jay. Matt Le Tissier scored more goals in a FIVE YEAR period at the top level than any other English player and the only regular thing he ever got from England's managers was to be overlooked! Matt was obviously one of the greatest players of all time in English football and it was a total injustice that all he got from England were a paltry few caps. Do I think Jay is good enough to play for England? Of course I do. I agree with Morgan. Now I'm hoping that Jay's injury is not serious and soon heals. I want him quickly back playing for Saints and I want Roy Hodgson to pick him for England's World Cup squad, along with Rickie, Adam and Luke. Good luck Jay. Come back soon!!! Onward and upward for all our Saints, the Southampton Way!!![/p][/quote]Le God wasn't picked for England for personal reasons, nothing to do with football. vegetables wouldn't forgive him for not signing for spuds when he was there. twaddle wouldn't pick him because of his ego, he wanted to be remembered as the best player of his type ever for England and was worried that LeGod would become a `bigger` star than him. you cant compare J-rod and LeGods chances although I do agree that he wasn't a shoe in. I do think he has/had every chance of going to brazil, hi was in the form of his life, compare his form against wellbads. wellbad dosent even get picked for most manure games and seldom scores goals or sets them up. gutted for him.[/p][/quote]I was not comparing Jay's chances with Matt Le Tissier's, only pointing out how history shows that even the best of players are not assured of being picked for England. Our Matt was most definitely the best of English players for many years. Roy Hodgson is England's manager right now and will pick his squad for the World Cup in line with the thinking of previous England managers. I'm not saying that any Saints players will not be picked to play for England at the World Cup in Brazil. I want all four Saints' England hopefuls to be picked by Roy Hodgson. We shall see who he does pick and I hope to be pleasantly surprised at the inclusion of some Saints in the squad, rather than the usual disappointments that history shows. Good luck to Rickie, Adam, Jay and Luke for England. Good luck also to our other Saints for getting picked for their national teams. I am very proud of them all and will be very keenly watching their progress, should they play. There has never been a better time to support our Saints regarding playing for their national teams, even some of our youngsters. I wish Jay a speedy recovery most of all.[/p][/quote]I was agreeing with most of what you said, just pointing out that matt had managers deliberately blocking his chance of a call up. I think roy would have welcomed J-rod and the other 3 and again like you I want/wanted all 4 to go. its a total sham the way some players get picked over others. big club syndrome and the London bias press who are the real pickers of the squad. if roy was to be brave and pick the in form players over the oldies who are always picked we might have a chance. I wont hold my breath and fully expect lampard gerrard etc to be picked and think that cole will be picked over luke to give him a last swansong. would be outrageous if he was but even SRL has a fight on his hands to be picked over donkey carroll who has done nothing all season apart from being injured, elbowing defenders and smacking keepers in the head with his hand. the media though love carroll, probably because they have dirt on him and want a big story a couple of days before englands first game! el caballo santos101
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10:59am Mon 7 Apr 14

lowe esteem says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
Jay has been great this season, of course.

But Morgan's opinion that Jay was already assured of going to Brazil might not agree with the opinion of Roy Hodgson.

If a player as great as Matt Le Tissier most certainly was could not nail a regular place in the England team, that means nobody is certain of a place, not just our Jay. Matt Le Tissier scored more goals in a FIVE YEAR period at the top level than any other English player and the only regular thing he ever got from England's managers was to be overlooked! Matt was obviously one of the greatest players of all time in English football and it was a total injustice that all he got from England were a paltry few caps.

Do I think Jay is good enough to play for England? Of course I do. I agree with Morgan.

Now I'm hoping that Jay's injury is not serious and soon heals. I want him quickly back playing for Saints and I want Roy Hodgson to pick him for England's World Cup squad, along with Rickie, Adam and Luke.

Good luck Jay. Come back soon!!!

Onward and upward for all our Saints, the Southampton Way!!!
Le God wasn't picked for England for personal reasons, nothing to do with football. vegetables wouldn't forgive him for not signing for spuds when he was there. twaddle wouldn't pick him because of his ego, he wanted to be remembered as the best player of his type ever for England and was worried that LeGod would become a `bigger` star than him.
you cant compare J-rod and LeGods chances although I do agree that he wasn't a shoe in. I do think he has/had every chance of going to brazil, hi was in the form of his life, compare his form against wellbads. wellbad dosent even get picked for most manure games and seldom scores goals or sets them up.
gutted for him.
Why can't 'justasaintsfan' compare?
Why do neither of you consider also, that Hodgson may just have better judgement and vision than his predecessors? I would prefer to believe this than the alternative. You have both surely considered that Matt shone in(held together) a struggling team, and that picking the best players for a TEAM or national side isn't just a case of getting the alleged best 11 on the pitch.
Even that judgement can be clouded right now by the performance of a young team that has grown together under a fresh manager. All are suddenly (gradually?) candidates for their respective international teams, and of course the boring media-hyped existing 'Big Club' order.
What I do believe is that Saints will continue to improve if they can stay together and eliminate some naivety, and that J-Rod has been on an upward trajectory deserving of an England place, as have Adam and SRL-and I would not be surprised if Luke Shaw was picked too.
Good Luck Jay- we are all hoping that you and us start to hear some better news soon.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Jay has been great this season, of course. But Morgan's opinion that Jay was already assured of going to Brazil might not agree with the opinion of Roy Hodgson. If a player as great as Matt Le Tissier most certainly was could not nail a regular place in the England team, that means nobody is certain of a place, not just our Jay. Matt Le Tissier scored more goals in a FIVE YEAR period at the top level than any other English player and the only regular thing he ever got from England's managers was to be overlooked! Matt was obviously one of the greatest players of all time in English football and it was a total injustice that all he got from England were a paltry few caps. Do I think Jay is good enough to play for England? Of course I do. I agree with Morgan. Now I'm hoping that Jay's injury is not serious and soon heals. I want him quickly back playing for Saints and I want Roy Hodgson to pick him for England's World Cup squad, along with Rickie, Adam and Luke. Good luck Jay. Come back soon!!! Onward and upward for all our Saints, the Southampton Way!!![/p][/quote]Le God wasn't picked for England for personal reasons, nothing to do with football. vegetables wouldn't forgive him for not signing for spuds when he was there. twaddle wouldn't pick him because of his ego, he wanted to be remembered as the best player of his type ever for England and was worried that LeGod would become a `bigger` star than him. you cant compare J-rod and LeGods chances although I do agree that he wasn't a shoe in. I do think he has/had every chance of going to brazil, hi was in the form of his life, compare his form against wellbads. wellbad dosent even get picked for most manure games and seldom scores goals or sets them up. gutted for him.[/p][/quote]Why can't 'justasaintsfan' compare? Why do neither of you consider also, that Hodgson may just have better judgement and vision than his predecessors? I would prefer to believe this than the alternative. You have both surely considered that Matt shone in(held together) a struggling team, and that picking the best players for a TEAM or national side isn't just a case of getting the alleged best 11 on the pitch. Even that judgement can be clouded right now by the performance of a young team that has grown together under a fresh manager. All are suddenly (gradually?) candidates for their respective international teams, and of course the boring media-hyped existing 'Big Club' order. What I do believe is that Saints will continue to improve if they can stay together and eliminate some naivety, and that J-Rod has been on an upward trajectory deserving of an England place, as have Adam and SRL-and I would not be surprised if Luke Shaw was picked too. Good Luck Jay- we are all hoping that you and us start to hear some better news soon. lowe esteem
  • Score: 4

11:49am Mon 7 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

How many of us Happy Clappers predicted that Jay Rod would have been called up into the England squad when he was? I was enjoying what he was was doing for us, but a call up hadn't crossed my mind at the time. then you stop and think why? He was producing pace and enthusiasm and scoring goals for us, and you could see that this was missing from the current England set up, so I suppose Roy H wanted an option in his armoury. He is still young and once fit again I am sure will figure in the future.
How many of us Happy Clappers predicted that Jay Rod would have been called up into the England squad when he was? I was enjoying what he was was doing for us, but a call up hadn't crossed my mind at the time. then you stop and think why? He was producing pace and enthusiasm and scoring goals for us, and you could see that this was missing from the current England set up, so I suppose Roy H wanted an option in his armoury. He is still young and once fit again I am sure will figure in the future. OSPREYSAINT
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12:04pm Mon 7 Apr 14

justaSaintsfan says...

lowe esteem wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
Jay has been great this season, of course.

But Morgan's opinion that Jay was already assured of going to Brazil might not agree with the opinion of Roy Hodgson.

If a player as great as Matt Le Tissier most certainly was could not nail a regular place in the England team, that means nobody is certain of a place, not just our Jay. Matt Le Tissier scored more goals in a FIVE YEAR period at the top level than any other English player and the only regular thing he ever got from England's managers was to be overlooked! Matt was obviously one of the greatest players of all time in English football and it was a total injustice that all he got from England were a paltry few caps.

Do I think Jay is good enough to play for England? Of course I do. I agree with Morgan.

Now I'm hoping that Jay's injury is not serious and soon heals. I want him quickly back playing for Saints and I want Roy Hodgson to pick him for England's World Cup squad, along with Rickie, Adam and Luke.

Good luck Jay. Come back soon!!!

Onward and upward for all our Saints, the Southampton Way!!!
Le God wasn't picked for England for personal reasons, nothing to do with football. vegetables wouldn't forgive him for not signing for spuds when he was there. twaddle wouldn't pick him because of his ego, he wanted to be remembered as the best player of his type ever for England and was worried that LeGod would become a `bigger` star than him.
you cant compare J-rod and LeGods chances although I do agree that he wasn't a shoe in. I do think he has/had every chance of going to brazil, hi was in the form of his life, compare his form against wellbads. wellbad dosent even get picked for most manure games and seldom scores goals or sets them up.
gutted for him.
Why can't 'justasaintsfan' compare?
Why do neither of you consider also, that Hodgson may just have better judgement and vision than his predecessors? I would prefer to believe this than the alternative. You have both surely considered that Matt shone in(held together) a struggling team, and that picking the best players for a TEAM or national side isn't just a case of getting the alleged best 11 on the pitch.
Even that judgement can be clouded right now by the performance of a young team that has grown together under a fresh manager. All are suddenly (gradually?) candidates for their respective international teams, and of course the boring media-hyped existing 'Big Club' order.
What I do believe is that Saints will continue to improve if they can stay together and eliminate some naivety, and that J-Rod has been on an upward trajectory deserving of an England place, as have Adam and SRL-and I would not be surprised if Luke Shaw was picked too.
Good Luck Jay- we are all hoping that you and us start to hear some better news soon.
Luv that handle, 'lowe esteem!'

I don't want to compare the skills of our Matt with those of any of today's players. He would certainly be an outstanding player in any era.

Yes, of course it had crossed my mind that Roy Hodgson's judgement and vision may be better than those of his predecessors. That was why I wrote in my earliest post on this thread that Morgan Schneiderlin's opinion MIGHT not agree with the opinion of Roy Hodgson.

Yes, Matt did shine in a struggling Saints team, but he would have shone in any of the top teams, perhaps much brighter than he did with Saints. Matt was anyway not our only good Saints player in those years.

This season in particular the media, including the London and 'big club' biased national press, have often been singing the praises of Saints. They have been right to do so. I hope their praise helps the chances of our four Saints England hopefuls.

I agree wholeheartedly that our present group of Saints will continue their gradual improvement. We have a young, very talented bunch of players throughout the different age groups, who are all making wonderful progress together.

Regarding our Saints eliminating some of their naivety in games, that will happen quite naturally as they gain experience. We must remember that several are young players, who are still improving and progressing and are not yet at the top of their game. I therefore see every reason to forgive their mistakes, put those mistakes down to the learning process and continue to help all our Saints by giving my loud support in every match that I have the privilege to attend. I support all our Saints 100%, regardless of who is playing.

All our Saints World Cup hopefuls have my backing 100%. It remains to be seen whether Roy Hodgson has any better judgement and vision than all those previously very disappointing disappointing England managers. We shall see!!!

I think we all want Hodgson to surprise us by choosing Rickie, Adam, Jay and Luke. Good luck to them all.

And especially good luck to Jay!!!
[quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Jay has been great this season, of course. But Morgan's opinion that Jay was already assured of going to Brazil might not agree with the opinion of Roy Hodgson. If a player as great as Matt Le Tissier most certainly was could not nail a regular place in the England team, that means nobody is certain of a place, not just our Jay. Matt Le Tissier scored more goals in a FIVE YEAR period at the top level than any other English player and the only regular thing he ever got from England's managers was to be overlooked! Matt was obviously one of the greatest players of all time in English football and it was a total injustice that all he got from England were a paltry few caps. Do I think Jay is good enough to play for England? Of course I do. I agree with Morgan. Now I'm hoping that Jay's injury is not serious and soon heals. I want him quickly back playing for Saints and I want Roy Hodgson to pick him for England's World Cup squad, along with Rickie, Adam and Luke. Good luck Jay. Come back soon!!! Onward and upward for all our Saints, the Southampton Way!!![/p][/quote]Le God wasn't picked for England for personal reasons, nothing to do with football. vegetables wouldn't forgive him for not signing for spuds when he was there. twaddle wouldn't pick him because of his ego, he wanted to be remembered as the best player of his type ever for England and was worried that LeGod would become a `bigger` star than him. you cant compare J-rod and LeGods chances although I do agree that he wasn't a shoe in. I do think he has/had every chance of going to brazil, hi was in the form of his life, compare his form against wellbads. wellbad dosent even get picked for most manure games and seldom scores goals or sets them up. gutted for him.[/p][/quote]Why can't 'justasaintsfan' compare? Why do neither of you consider also, that Hodgson may just have better judgement and vision than his predecessors? I would prefer to believe this than the alternative. You have both surely considered that Matt shone in(held together) a struggling team, and that picking the best players for a TEAM or national side isn't just a case of getting the alleged best 11 on the pitch. Even that judgement can be clouded right now by the performance of a young team that has grown together under a fresh manager. All are suddenly (gradually?) candidates for their respective international teams, and of course the boring media-hyped existing 'Big Club' order. What I do believe is that Saints will continue to improve if they can stay together and eliminate some naivety, and that J-Rod has been on an upward trajectory deserving of an England place, as have Adam and SRL-and I would not be surprised if Luke Shaw was picked too. Good Luck Jay- we are all hoping that you and us start to hear some better news soon.[/p][/quote]Luv that handle, 'lowe esteem!' I don't want to compare the skills of our Matt with those of any of today's players. He would certainly be an outstanding player in any era. Yes, of course it had crossed my mind that Roy Hodgson's judgement and vision may be better than those of his predecessors. That was why I wrote in my earliest post on this thread that Morgan Schneiderlin's opinion MIGHT not agree with the opinion of Roy Hodgson. Yes, Matt did shine in a struggling Saints team, but he would have shone in any of the top teams, perhaps much brighter than he did with Saints. Matt was anyway not our only good Saints player in those years. This season in particular the media, including the London and 'big club' biased national press, have often been singing the praises of Saints. They have been right to do so. I hope their praise helps the chances of our four Saints England hopefuls. I agree wholeheartedly that our present group of Saints will continue their gradual improvement. We have a young, very talented bunch of players throughout the different age groups, who are all making wonderful progress together. Regarding our Saints eliminating some of their naivety in games, that will happen quite naturally as they gain experience. We must remember that several are young players, who are still improving and progressing and are not yet at the top of their game. I therefore see every reason to forgive their mistakes, put those mistakes down to the learning process and continue to help all our Saints by giving my loud support in every match that I have the privilege to attend. I support all our Saints 100%, regardless of who is playing. All our Saints World Cup hopefuls have my backing 100%. It remains to be seen whether Roy Hodgson has any better judgement and vision than all those previously very disappointing disappointing England managers. We shall see!!! I think we all want Hodgson to surprise us by choosing Rickie, Adam, Jay and Luke. Good luck to them all. And especially good luck to Jay!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 5

12:25pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Let's hope that the scans offer hope of a speedy recovery and give Roy his options back.

I don't know whether he would have made the plane if all other options were available but I'm sure he was on a list of possibles and reserves (a list of perhaps 40 names right now). Until there's no chance of him recovering in time, I think his name will stay there. Here's hoping ....
Let's hope that the scans offer hope of a speedy recovery and give Roy his options back. I don't know whether he would have made the plane if all other options were available but I'm sure he was on a list of possibles and reserves (a list of perhaps 40 names right now). Until there's no chance of him recovering in time, I think his name will stay there. Here's hoping .... Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

12:53pm Mon 7 Apr 14

SFCOLDBOY says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Let's hope that the scans offer hope of a speedy recovery and give Roy his options back.

I don't know whether he would have made the plane if all other options were available but I'm sure he was on a list of possibles and reserves (a list of perhaps 40 names right now). Until there's no chance of him recovering in time, I think his name will stay there. Here's hoping ....
Strassie,
I am sure the Roy saw our triangle of players,Rickie,Jay,A
dam, as a real viable alternative to the usual, Rooney,Welbeck , Sturridge non event.
If Jay is now out, does this now open the gates for D.Onkey?
Hope not.
COYS
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Let's hope that the scans offer hope of a speedy recovery and give Roy his options back. I don't know whether he would have made the plane if all other options were available but I'm sure he was on a list of possibles and reserves (a list of perhaps 40 names right now). Until there's no chance of him recovering in time, I think his name will stay there. Here's hoping ....[/p][/quote]Strassie, I am sure the Roy saw our triangle of players,Rickie,Jay,A dam, as a real viable alternative to the usual, Rooney,Welbeck , Sturridge non event. If Jay is now out, does this now open the gates for D.Onkey? Hope not. COYS SFCOLDBOY
  • Score: 3

12:53pm Mon 7 Apr 14

SFCOLDBOY says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Let's hope that the scans offer hope of a speedy recovery and give Roy his options back.

I don't know whether he would have made the plane if all other options were available but I'm sure he was on a list of possibles and reserves (a list of perhaps 40 names right now). Until there's no chance of him recovering in time, I think his name will stay there. Here's hoping ....
Strassie,
I am sure the Roy saw our triangle of players,Rickie,Jay,A
dam, as a real viable alternative to the usual, Rooney,Welbeck , Sturridge non event.
If Jay is now out, does this now open the gates for D.Onkey?
Hope not.
COYS
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Let's hope that the scans offer hope of a speedy recovery and give Roy his options back. I don't know whether he would have made the plane if all other options were available but I'm sure he was on a list of possibles and reserves (a list of perhaps 40 names right now). Until there's no chance of him recovering in time, I think his name will stay there. Here's hoping ....[/p][/quote]Strassie, I am sure the Roy saw our triangle of players,Rickie,Jay,A dam, as a real viable alternative to the usual, Rooney,Welbeck , Sturridge non event. If Jay is now out, does this now open the gates for D.Onkey? Hope not. COYS SFCOLDBOY
  • Score: 1

2:17pm Mon 7 Apr 14

SaintJD says...

I feel for J-Rod but I think 'should have been a certainty' is more accurate.

In the long term, looking on the bright side, whether picked or not I think a rest in the summer may be a blessing in disguise and might mean he comes back hungry and ready to start with a clean slate for the Euros.

I still think Roy will go with Carroll because, like several pundits, Roy believes he offers 'something different'. And just because that 'something different' happens to mean an overly aggressive, immobile lump who fouls people to score or set up goals doesn't seem to trouble people.

No offence Andy but if I wanted 'something different' for tea I wouldn't go out and scrape something off the pavement, but clearly a lot of people disagree.
I feel for J-Rod but I think 'should have been a certainty' is more accurate. In the long term, looking on the bright side, whether picked or not I think a rest in the summer may be a blessing in disguise and might mean he comes back hungry and ready to start with a clean slate for the Euros. I still think Roy will go with Carroll because, like several pundits, Roy believes he offers 'something different'. And just because that 'something different' happens to mean an overly aggressive, immobile lump who fouls people to score or set up goals doesn't seem to trouble people. No offence Andy but if I wanted 'something different' for tea I wouldn't go out and scrape something off the pavement, but clearly a lot of people disagree. SaintJD
  • Score: 3

4:25pm Mon 7 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Jay Rod on a zimmer frame would be better than the pony tailed one.
Jay Rod on a zimmer frame would be better than the pony tailed one. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

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