The dearth of quality players able to be called upon to play of England is sad to see.
Seems like club before country prevails in today's mercenary world of football.
Shame the FA can't go down the route of rugby and cricket and have players on a central contract thus ensuring they're available for selection. But that's a can of worms I doubt anyone would want to open ...
"But that's a can of worms I doubt anyone would want to open ... "
Nor should it be. Country football had it's day in the sunshine during the summer and not once but twice (Euro's & Olympics). August to May is club football. Why should fan's of club football have to put up with the stars of their team getting injured in meaningless friendly's or BS qualifier's? Do that shit in May or June.