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Oh, and there's Lennon:
"The flying winger picked up a slight groin injury in our last league outing against Arsenal, forcing him out of England Under-21 duty and Thursday night's UEFA Cup tie at Shakhtar Donetsk but boss Harry Redknapp reported that he is ready again for action."
Hmm... injury prevented him going on international duty and playing in what was essentially our youth team last Thurs? Disappointing move Redknapp, I see why you did it but it's not your place to pick club over country.
NBR I am surprised. It was only an under21 that Lennon missed - not a full international. And anyway, what do you mean it's not Arry's place to decide if one of his players plays in a meaningless game for somebody other than the club that pays him? Ferguson has been doing that for years along with most of the other PL managers.
Given where we are at the moment especially I have no problem with Arry stopping anybody playing for any national side if it means they will be fit to do their best for THFC. Spurs staying in the PL is more important than individuals cap tally.
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Like I said, I completely see why, and I know others have been doing it for years but that doesn't have to mean I like it. Making up an injury to protect your interests is frankly pathetic; it's like forging a letter from your mum to get out of P.E.
It's the old club vs country. Personally I side with country, but I think it's up to a player to make the call not the manager. I thought Bentley was an eejit for doing it a few years back but it was his decision to make.