Scott Dann’s continued absence from the England squad has caused consternation amongst Palace fans everywhere, but thanks to The Guardian’s Dominic Fifield, our voices are now being heard nationally.
Penning a fantastic piece in support of the towering defender, well-known Palace fan Fifield explores the possible reasons behind Roy Hodgson’s continued refusal to select the 28-year-old as part of his squad, even for the upcoming pair of “prestige” friendlies next week. Whilst he too is at something of a loss to come up with a water-tight excuse in Roy’s favour, the article itself is brilliant.
The cynical amongst you will no doubt be pleased to know that Dann won’t be at risk of long-term injury over the international break, ensuring his continued presence at the heart of Alan Pardew’s back four when the Premier League resumes in two weeks time, but spare a thought for Scott, along with his family and friends, all of whom are desperate to see him pull on the Three Lions at some stage.
Many outside of SE25 will claim that we are simply looking at the scenario through red and blue tinted spectacles, but in truth, Dann has proven himself to be a cut above the rest far too often since arriving in January of 2014 for it to be an act of simple fluke on his part.
Do yourself the favour of spending a minute of two reading Dominic Fifield’s piece on Scott’s continued absence from the England squad; (attached above) it makes for an enlightening and impressively pointed read from start to finish.
It may well make you dislike Roy Hodgson a little more than you already do, but don’t let that stop you.