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Tyrone The International Star?

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If nothing else England's defeat against Brazil highlighted just how badly we need to find another right back, although to be honest it probably highlighted a fair amount about areas of the defence, midfielder, what the hell even the strikers!

Wes Brown, for me, was poor. Despite the fact that he plays for one of the best teams in the world, Man United, I am not convinced, and never have been, that he is good enough to play for England, well certainly as a right back.

Liverpool's Glen Johnson is, without a shadow of a doubt head and shoulders above everyone else but other options 'seem' to be limited as far as right backs go - Man United's Gary Neville is 'done', Villa's Luke Young has 'retired' and Man City's Micah Richards does not seem to be someone that Fabio Capello is keen on?

So, who else is there?

A name that keeps being mentioned, by the player himself - and this was the case when he was with Derby, on-loan with Marseille and has since joined Burnley and now his Burnley manager Owen Coyle is Tyrone Mears...

Many will see 'Tyrone Mears' and the team 'Burnley' and automatically scoff, and I mean no disrespect to either player of club when I say this - lets be honest, people will be quick to dismiss the chances of England recognition, right?

To be honest, from what I have seen over the years of Mears I would not be 'convinced' that he is international quality, but would concede that the limited glances that I have seen of him this season have been fairly impressive, both as a defensive force - which of course a right back is first and foremost, or should be - and an attacking one so maybe I myself was wrong to 'scoff' at the suggestion he might have joined Pompey last summer?

What better way to find out more about Tyrone than talking to someone who should know him better than most, turfmanphil:

The general consensus from Clarets fans is that he is an excellent attacking and solid defensive full back and his performances this season have been outstanding often picking up the Man of the Match award. He has had previous experience in the Premier League with Derby County and seems to have learned from their unfortunate season. He is now our automatic choice for right back. He also has a powerful shot on him and has come close to scoring from free kicks. Owen Coyle certainly rates him and is pushing for him to be capped for England. His weakness, and he's not the only one at fault in our defence, is that his eagerness to attack down the flanks can put us under pressure if the attack breaks down and the opposition go on the counter attack especially if we are up against high quality scary pace internationals from the top 4-6 Prem teams.

This is just a sample section, read the full article on this link - England - Tyrone the international star?.




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Date:Thursday November 19 2009

Time: 6:22PM

Your Comments

Suggest you all visit Vital England, an excellent sister site to Vital Burnley for all things International involving the Three Lions!
turfmanphil
Go on, Tyrone! I remember 1982 with Billy Hamilton and Tommy Cassidy!
whentheballmoves
His name is certainly being banded about! the only downside to this is he can't play for any international unless he wins his appeal, Anybody any idea when this is due to take place?
8clarets8
I hope he does win his appeal although now he's a Burnley player can't see that happening, although maybe if he was to say he was Welsh and play for Wales........
sheclaret
I have been very impressed with Ty this season - I am not too sure he is England quality though. Yet!
Claretdale
It's a problem position for Capello though in terms of a Number 2 to Glen Johnson. I think Mears should be given a whirl in one or two friendlies as mentioned in the England article later on (who have we got before World Cup?)
turfmanphil
Thanks again for doing this for Vital England Phil, and thanks for the kind words about it aswell. It would be appreciated if some of you could pop over and make a comment on this article, and on the site in general from time to time? Cheers.
Rug
No problem Rug, anytime mate! Don't know where you find the time and energy to run both Pompey and England Vital sites but you are doing a sterling job! By the way tickets confirmed for Pompey game at your place, so me & CouchPotato will be up for some banter with you & the boys. Send me an email & directions to where we are meeting up. We will be arriving by train
turfmanphil
Tyrone Mears is of international class .He deserves to play for England . He is dedicated to his job .Every week he gives a scintillating performance .
davemanu2000
Will be watching this one with interest, Does anybody know what games England play before World Cup 2010 and when? Thought I read somewhere nothing till Match 2010 now
turfmanphil
Drop me an email, we will exchange mobile numbers but I 'might' actually meet you at the station - depending on what time you get in, if it eats into my drinking time then I will meet you in the pub :-) either way looking forward to meeting up with a fellow vital ed, The Fear is the only one that I have over the years...

Again, thanks for the kind words on both sites. As far as England games go, the next is not until March, with it 'expected' to be the Italians at Wembley - Capello then names his preliminary squad and we have a couple of warm-up games in Austria or Switzerland, one is 'expected' to be against Japan, unless they are in our group... So, Mears - and others - basically have the games in the league for the next 4-months or so and the Italy game to convince him they are worth being named in, what I would imagine, will be an initial 30-man squad?
Rug
Mears has been good and there is a lack of depth for England in his position but he can't surely be considered international class yet as he has only played a handful of games for us. I would need to reconsider this after another dozen games at least.
Claretacchio
 

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