Originally Posted by Richard
Always thought 30-man squads are a piece of innate stupidity.
Nowhere near that many is ever needed, it's not a compulsive thing anyway, and all it does is gives lots of false hope to a good few players, while also encouraging people to think tenuously about the odd few players who should be absolutely nowhere near selection (eg, James Tredwell).
Yeh me too, there's not usualy any value in them as anyone 'unlucky' to miss out on a 30 man squad probably didn't have a hope of getting in the final 12 anyway.
Though holy **** how do they keep ignoring Trott.
Is he injured? Am I possibly missing his name from the 30? I can't see how Michael Carberry/Strauss/Joyce get in the squad but he misses out.