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  • Dogstar Dogstar May 9, 2006 17:24 Flag

    Downing in England Squad

    Just wondering what you Boro fans are thinking about it. Probably the same as me - that Downing thoroughly deserves his place and that it's been long overdue. I'm sure he'll do a cracking job in the summer.

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    • I would love for him to do the business for England, I only hope he uses his pace a bit more to run at defenders instead of always looking for the early cross, he is a gifted player and would benefit from playing with the England squad..lets hope we see a few other Boro lads in the England squad in the future...go on Macca give em a chance to shine

    • He certainly deserves his chance, coming from back from injury and a short period of indifferent form. He gives Eriksson extra choices too and is certainly a better choice than Wright-Phillips. He can act as out and out winger, he is left sided, he can play in deeper midfield using his speed to break, he knows where the goal is and he can tackle. His example is also a good role model for the rest of the younger Boro players.