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Rising to the Challenge!

International football rumbles on at a fair pace these days and tonight England entertain the Ukraine, at Wembley, in their second World Cup qualifier in the space of four days.

With Roy Hodgson`s squad currently trying to stave off a virus that has already affected Daniel Sturridge and Theo Walcott, young Tom Cleverley will be hoping that he remains unaffected as he seeks to keep his place in Roy Hodgson`s starting eleven.

Against Moldova, on Friday evening, Cleverley`s performance drew praise from various quarters including Hodgson and the current England captain Steven Gerrard. With Hodgson`s squad beset with injuries and with Scott Parker and Jack Wilshere not fit enough to make the current squad and with Ashley Young and Theo Walcott also unavailable, there is every chance that Cleverley will be guaranteed a start tonight.

Now there`s a saying in football that relates to earning the right to keep the shirt and the consensus of opinion is that whilst Tom, quite rightly, received the plaudits on Friday night, he`ll need another exceptional performance to hold on to the shirt once Roy Hodgson has those who are missing readily available again.

Can Tom rise to the challenge, we reckon he can!


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The Journalist

Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 11 2012

Time: 4:47PM

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You reckoned wrong then, as he was one of the worst performers on the pitch. I'm all for bigging up a young prospect, but Cleverly is 23 now, and still not a nailed on performer in a united side that has the likes of Ninny and Anderson in it. No offence, but i reckon he's as good as he's going to get, and he can kiss his England career goodbye.
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12/09/2012 09:17:00

Wouldn't say he was one of the worst performers on the pitch in fact i'd argue it was a lively spirited performance from Cleverley he just needed a bit more luck in front of goal. He looked the most likely to score in the 1st half and was unlucky not to. As for Cleverley's ability no United fan thought he was going to be world class, he always had the potential to be a good squad player nothing really more. Us United fans just wanted to see him step up as he adds something different to the midfield which we've lacked for so long. Slightly bemused at how Fat Frank won man of the match to be honest. Goes to show the worth of the award when a player who done fu(k all all game and was the last person back to defend won the award on the back of scoring a penalty which he didn't even win in the first place.
TheFamousNo7
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12/09/2012 10:37:00

Fat Frank - surely that's got to be rhyming slang for something?
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