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Offline Dr Gonzo

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Brownie Back for Training Squad
« on: April 09, 2008, 07:13:40 PM »
England Training Camp Squad
09/04/2008 
 
England Head Coach Hope Powell has named a 28 player squad for a training camp at Bisham Abbey between 27 April and 1 May, as preparations begin once more for the final competitive fixture of the season.

Belarus are England's next opponents in Group 1 as The Three Lions seek to reach the 2009 UEFA European Championship in Finland.

In the corresponding fixture at Walsall FC in October 2007, England won 4-0 with a brace from Alex Scott and goals from Kelly Smith and Eniola Aluko.

England's run was halted temporarily by the Czech Republic at the Keepmoat Stadium last month following a 0-0 draw.

In a sign that all the players are being kept on their toes, another 10 players have been added to the squad, including strikers Jodie Taylor and Natasha Dowie, whilst Rachel Brown returns following a knee injury, alongside her fellow Everton 'keeper Danielle Hill.

Stephanie Houghton returns to the squad after missing out on the World Cup due to a last-minute injury, whilst Chelsea's Dani Buet is rewarded for consistent form at club and youth international level.

Following the camp, Powell will then name a squad of 20 to travel to Minsk.

In further news, World champions Germany have requested England to be their final opponents as they conclude their Beijing Olympic preparations, with a friendly international at the Sportpark Unterhaching on 17 July.

The draw for the women's Olympic tournament will be made on 20 April in Beijing and the competition runs from 6-23 August.

England Squad: Carly Telford (Leeds United), Siobhan Chamberlain (Chelsea), Kay Hawke (Lincoln City), Danielle Hill (Everton), Rachel Brown (Everton), Laura Bassett (Birmingham City), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Casey Stoney (Chelsea), Faye White (Arsenal), Mary Phillip (Arsenal), Stephanie Houghton (Leeds United),
Rachel Unitt (Everton), Corinne Yorston (Bristol Academy), Lindsay Johnson (Everton), Anita Asante (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Everton), Fara Williams (Everton), Emily Westwood (Everton), Danielle Buet (Chelsea), Kelly Smith (Arsenal), Rachel Yankey (Arsenal), Sue Smith (Leeds United), Karen Carney (Arsenal), Jodie Taylor (Oregan State University), Natasha Dowie (Everton), Lianne Sanderson (Arsenal), Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Jody Handley (Everton).
 


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Re: Brownie Back for Training Squad
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2008, 07:44:58 PM »
It's great that Dani get her chance at senior level. She has the same football quality as Steven Gerrard : powerful forward runs, has an eye for goals from long range quality passing and accuracy  either for through balls or long balls as well  excellent pace while carrying the ball.

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2008, 09:36:34 PM »
I'm pleased to see Jody Taylor selected.  She has been a regular under 23 player in the Nordics.  Good to see her included she makes the most of her chances.   

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Re: Brownie Back for Training Squad
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2008, 09:57:21 PM »
Its great to see some new names in the squad and to see Brownie get picked again.Is she back to full fitness now then?

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Re: Brownie Back for Training Squad
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 11:49:34 AM »
Can anybody shed any light why Katie Anderton has been overlooked for this training camp? I dont understand how the leagues 2nd top goal scorer can not be called up especially with the striking problems that England have, i also dont understand why Aluko keeps being given a chance i have yet to see her prove herself in an England shirt any ideas anyone.......

I also dont understand why Hope Powell has felt the need to pick five goalkeepers for this training camp seems a bit high for me personally i would have gone for Hawke, Chamberlain, Brown

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Re: Brownie Back for Training Squad
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008, 12:28:51 PM »
Can anybody shed any light why Katie Anderton has been overlooked for this training camp? I dont understand how the leagues 2nd top goal scorer can not be called up especially with the striking problems that England have, i also dont understand why Aluko keeps being given a chance i have yet to see her prove herself in an England shirt any ideas anyone.......
Answer is here :  ;)
http://womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,3179.0.html

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Re: Brownie Back for Training Squad
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2008, 07:14:20 PM »
Its great to see some new names in the squad and to see Brownie get picked again.Is she back to full fitness now then?

Well I'd imagine she'd need a few games under her belt but she should be okay to play.  Good also that Tats got a call up especally after her hat-trick the other night...


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Re: Brownie Back for Training Squad
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008, 07:58:38 PM »
I am quite happy as well to see tats get her chance, she does not seem to have the same profile
as the number one option but she candefinitely play on her won in a 4-5-1 and score a few goals.
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Re: Brownie Back for Training Squad
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2008, 08:43:42 PM »
I think she is level on 11 goals with Julie Fleeting for the season (thats only counting league games) Squad certainly needs a shake about whoever comes in.... 


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Re: Brownie Back for Training Squad
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2008, 03:06:41 PM »
I agree.Its time to give some other players a chance to show what they can do.