Outside of Harry’s court case, the issues surrounding John Terry and the England captaincy have been firmly in the media spotlight this week and while the attention is currently on manager Fabio Capello, two of Tottenham’s England internationals could be set to profit from the affair.
Scott Parker emerged last season to command a regular place in the England side and since his move to White Hart Lane, our outstanding midfielder must surely be one of the first names on Capello’s team sheet.
That consistency and his all round professionalism has led Scott to top many polls as the logical choice to take over the captaincy. This would be a sound decision to reward a player who is unlikely to dominate the headlines in the same way as some of his predecessors.
Capello’s handling of Michael Dawson last season was a little perplexing and after playing the full game against Wales last March, he drew praise from many quarters – in particular from Terry who was his defensive partner that day.
As a reward, Daws was promptly dropped from the squad and while injury has kept him away from the England set up for some time, hopefully Capello will have seen enough on Monday night to welcome him back into the fold – providing of course that the Italian is still in charge by the time the next international comes around.