Euro Podcast: Roo return unites England

Date published: Saturday 16th June 2012 2:48

TEAMtalk Editor Simon Wilkes takes on the hosting duties and is joined in the studio by Tottenham fan Rob McCarthy and Sky football reporter Graeme Bailey.

The trio shake off their hangovers to discuss England’s vital Group D victory over Sweden – and pour praise on head coach Roy Hodgson for getting his team selection and substitutions spot on.

They also debate the return of Wayne Rooney, who is available to play against Ukraine, discussing who is most likely to make way for him.

McCarthy feels midfield dynamo Scott Parker needs a rest for the Ukraine game, while Bailey was not impressed with England’s defence against the Swedes and raises question marks about Glen Johnson’s performances.

The Republic of Ireland also come under the microscope after another dismal display against the ruthless Spaniards – and Bailey points the finger of blame firmly at Giovanni Trapattoni for some terrible team selections.

There is plenty more debated in a half-hour chat, so have a listen, then let us know your thoughts through the comment facility.

Listen via the Mixcloud player below, or download it for free as an MP3 file from our Media section. The Podcast is also available on iTunes.

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