as Ukraine will be pressing to win and therefore be exposed at the back, something his pace and skill will exploit to the max.
That's not to say Milner shouldn't play a part in the tournament though, if (and I think it's a pretty big if tbh) we get through the group, he'll come into his own and will be better against the better teams as he can cover for the completely-not-defensively-minded defender Glenn Johnson.
Should start. Although I can't imagine Walcott on the right and Young on the left as neither of them are particularly defensive-minded. As unpopular a choice he may be, I would switch Milner to the... more
Walcott should start Bilversack,Tue Jun 19 10:16
I don't understand the criticism of Johnson defensively. He is an excellent tackler and his tracking back is also very good. Yes he has to track back because he darts forward but this is trademark of ... more
apart from the goal against sweden which was very unlucky he's been very sound defensively and compliments the attack well. I'd say he's better than Richards whose positional play is appalling and... more
Am not a big fan of either but johnson and Lescott have done well. The whole defence were good against France but Ashley Cole was suprisingly off his game against Sweden and John Terry was very... more
Richards was injured near the end of the season, thankfully for City his replacement Zaballeta played so well that he couldn't get his place back. Having said that Richards came on as a sub against... more
I don't think he's that bad either, but I think he is exposed at the bad sometimes, and that's something Milner can help with. He is however the best (apart from poss. Richards) in that position and... more