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Jones Ignored?

Jones Ignored?

Of all the players Roy Hodgson took to Euro 2012, I suspect that Phil Jones was one of the most disappointed.

Since arriving from Blackburn Rovers, Jones has made decent progress and his presence in the United squad gives Sir Alex Ferguson several options.

But Roy Hodgson, chose to ignore the talents of Phil Jones and the youngster didn`t get any match-time whatsoever.

Now when you consider that Jones was an original member of the twenty-three man squad and that Jordan Henderson was called up as a replacement for the injured Frank Lampard and that Jordan was use don a couple of occasions, it does add a sense of bewilderment to proceedings.

Rio, in that aforementioned interview in , has his views on the subject and has commented,

"Phil Jones is one of the most adaptable players we have in our country and where was he?"

"When we need to take the ball from midfield, run 40 yards with it and put the other team on the back foot, he is the man for the job."

"Instead we stayed cautious and Jordan Henderson was used instead."

"That`s not a criticism of Jordan, he is a different player to Phil, but I thought we were being too conservative."

"The other thing is that Phil was in the squad before Jordan, who was a stand-by player."


Precisely Rio, it must have been so frustrating for Phil, even more so when you consider that he could have, quite easily, slipped back into a defensive role to help out a beleaguered defence when England were put under pressure.

Therefore, it`ll be interesting to see if Phil Jones is able to make the starting eleven as we look ahead to the qualifying games for the 2014 World Cup, in Brazil.



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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Wednesday June 27 2012
Time: 4:40PM

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Give over, he's a defender.
Bluedub
27/06/2012 17:02:00
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What's frustrating is the national team saying we done well when you consider the amount of young players in the team. Fair enough if we actually had played these young players but we didn't. Got to agree again with Rio here (most sen he's talked in ages I reckon) I do think Jones would've been a better option to come on than Henderson. Whilst neither have had the best domestic seasons I firmly believe Jones is the better option both offensively and defensively over Henderson.
TheFamousNo7
27/06/2012 17:22:00
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