It’s simple – there are no senior holding-midfielders in the Three Lions ranks, so Jack Rodwell has to be tried again.
Cook, Bell, Anderson and Broad could all conceivably play their last game for England in the Third Test.
Some see Gerrard as one of the Three Lions’ great servants, others feel he made too many mistakes. Obviously, the truth lies in between.
The next Three Lion to don the armband hails from Old Trafford, but it isn’t the 2/5 talisman.
The #USMNT were losing ground in winning hearts while England’s demise is underlined.
A heavy England weighting has prevented the Merseysiders from faring as well as their fellow top-four fat cats.
It’s not just banterology in which the Three Lions could teach the world champions a trick or two.
Just one Young Lion from the side that made the 2009 European Championship final went to Brazil.