Originally Posted by Team Brian GB
No, it is about bringing your key players, Crouch or Holt would be nothing more than peripheral at the beginning and token once Rooney becomes available, I'd rather such a space in the squad goes to somebody we can bed into the England setup for the future and not for such purposes.
A front three of Young, Sturridge and Welbeck is England's best setup at the start. Three players with very similar traits and abilities who are constantly interchangable - the flexibility they offer in swapping positions, changing our top end formation and what have you would be a nightmare for defences which is something that the likes of Holt or Crouch could not contribute to.
What you need is a striker that brings in something different. That's what Crouch does. He's much better a link up play than Carroll and he's a big fecker. Although a poor header he will win some balls. Also, he has a proven international record.
You have to pick 20 outfield players. You're hardly wasting a space by picking Crouch.