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  • A Yahoo! User Apr 9, 2010 14:29 Flag

    Who Should Be England's Forwards?

    There's Rooney - the obvious #1.

    There's Speedsters - Defoe, Agbonlahor, Bent, Walcott

    Strong Forwards - Emile Heskey, Carlton Cole

    And the Important Stork - Peter Crouch
    (he can change a tight game with his lanky height)

    Throw out any others that are possibilities and choose who you're taking to S.Africa

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    • The best player to replace Rooney in case of injury or suspension is none other than Carlton Cole.

      His style of play closest resembles that of Rooney among all the options. He brings power and a relentless will. He's a good finisher, has speed, and good assist #s for a striker.

      I think Carlton Cole is a fine choice.

      I'd bring Rooney, Defoe, Cole, and Crouch...

      If a 5th striker is brought, I'd check Agbonlahor's form at right wing. If he's dangerous there, like he was several years ago coming up with Aston Villa, I'd like the versatility he provides.
      But otherwise, Bent would be my 5th choice with the consistent form he's shown in the league this season.