Anyway, all this did get me thinking about the players left behind. We've actually still got a fairly large squad at home due to various reasons and I wondered how they were getting on knowing there's no game for another week. McBride, Bullard and Cook are still injured and there are a few other players on the fringes I've not included but here is a team of eleven players who I reckon are still at Motspur Park and are fit and able to play.
- GK: Niemi - Finland (Retired from International Football)
- RB: Volz - Germany (Not yet made the senior team)
- CB: Stefanovic - Serbia (Retired from International Football)
- CB: Christanval - France (Not played since 2002)
- LB: Konchesky - England (Not played since 2005)
- RM: Ki-Hyeon - S.Korea (No match scheduled)
- CM: Smertin - Russia (Not selected for current squad)
- CM: Murphy - England (Not played since 2003)
- LM: Bouazza - Algeria (No match scheduled)
- ST: John - Holland (Not yet made the senior team)
- ST: Kuqi - Finalnd (Not selected for current squad)
It's actually not a bad team. I guess the subs could be; Keller, Pearce, Timlin, Ehui & Omozusi. Keep checking the blogs for news of the international lads, and make the most of a worry free weekend.