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Is Scott Carson the Worst Debutant England Keeper?

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Well, think again. Making his competitive debut for the England national team on 21 November 2007, 카지노사이트 Carson committed a schoolboy error in the 20th minute by allowing a speculative 20m drive from Portsmouths Niko Kranjcar to slip into the net. And with that, Englands hopes of reaching next years European Finals went up in smoke. England eventually lost 2-3 to Croatia with some slack defending and marked their first Finals non-appearance since 1984.

Born in 1985, the young 22-year old Carson was pushed to guard the goalmouth as Tottenhams Paul Robinson faded into obscurity following a drastic dip in form in both domestic and international soccer fronts. Bought by Liverpool from Leeds Utd after the latters disastrous financial woes were exposed, Carson was however never able to move ahead of current Liverpool number one Jose Reina.

Constantly warming the bench and facing the likely prospects of not making to the England squad, Carson made a loan switch to Aston Villa this season where he impressed with a series of fine performances and 우리카지노이벤트 clean sheets.

But to be fair to Carson, his four defenders protecting him should not be absolved. Veteran Portsmouth defender Sol Campbell was a pale shadow of his usual robustness while Evertons fullback Jolean Lescott was out-of-sorts playing with Campbell in central defence. ManchesterCitys rightback Micah Richards gave a raw performance which is below par and Chelseas leftback WayneBridge played listlessly to expose Carson in conceding the second goal.

In 135 years of international soccer for the English, Carsons debut performance ranks among the worst. But is it really that bad? Consider the following goalkeeping incidents: in 1878 Conrad Warner debuted for Scotland, leaked an incredible seven goals and never played for the national squad again. Forward to 2000 where promising IpswichTowns Richard Wright made his England debut against minnows Malta also at age 22. Foolishly, he gave away two penalties and 예스카지노 topped it by scoring an own goal. He went on to secure a prized move to Arsenal but performed unsteadily. Presently, he is languishing in the West Ham reserves when he should have peaked as a keeper of his age.

Englands failure to secure a single point against Croatia that would have booked them a ticket to the Euro 2008 Finals has impacted the country in more than one way.

First, they immediately fell to 12th in Fifas world rankings and 10th in Europe after defending European champions Greece leapfrogged them. This implies that England will not be one of the nine seeded European teams for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers; rather, they are regrouped together with Croatia in qualifying Group F. Note that only the group winners automatically qualify for a trip to South Africa, making the job of the new England manager even tougher.

Second, the economic fall-out is heavy with the British economy expected to lose up to £1b due to Englands elimination. This conclusion was derived from an examination of the economic impact of Euro 2004 and World Cup 2006 Finals. We can all but expect a drastic drop in advertising revenue and consumer spending next summer.

Undoubtedly, Carsons name will not go down well in history. Thankfully, soccer fans are in general notorious for being capricious, spitting their anger on every other fall guy on the pitch. If you have any issues about in which and how to use 우리카지노쿠폰이벤트, you can make contact with us at the internet site. And so it wont be long before the next Carson comes along. Or will the English get their revenge against Croatia come late next year?

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