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In a team with such a variety of nationalities and backgrounds
it's hypocritical for someone to call Almunia a foreigner.

He should play as he's the best goalkeeper eligible for the National
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Has he made himself available for England yet?
He won't get a sniff for Spain with Iker and Reina there.

for the record I think James is as good as him. Kirkland and Green would be close enough too.
 

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In a team with such a variety of nationalities and backgrounds
it's hypocritical for someone to call Almunia a foreigner.

He should play as he's the best goalkeeper eligible for the National
team.
Why can't he still be useless like back in the day :( we would have had about 3 more goals if it wasnt for him :(

but yeah i agree he should be called up to the English squad or any of the home nations really as they could really do with him
 

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I don't think he's really that great a goalkeeper if I'm honest. Yes, he's a great shot-stopper but I don't think he's a great all-round keeper. He's very good though, but I don't think he's much better than what England have.

As for this, I'm not sure if England will call him up. The Home Nations have a "gentleman's agreement" that they'll only go as far as the grandparents rule apparently.
 

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he should be nationalised

he is better than any english goalie but not by a big difference

i would say he is a more experienced Ben Foster who deals better with crosses
a Kirkland with better kicking and holding
a James with faster reactions
a Green but more consistently
a Hart with better reactions
 

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the home nations have a mutual agreement not to use any players who arnt automatically qualified english. Nacho novo has been blocked from playign scotland also.
 

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cant get into the spain squad so he tries his luck in england..

but dont want him.. at the end of the season foster will be better and will shine.. last couple of seasons he hasn't even played all that much and still is looking good this season and his sharpness is great
 

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I dont think that Almunia has declared himself available for the England team, and I dont think he has much of a look in when the current England manager says Almunia is a Spaniard and he wont consider him for England
 
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