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John Oster's guide to not getting an international call-up

John_oster1 Tell the manager you might not play for him even if he does select you
"To be honest, I'm not sure whether I want to play under John Toshack anyway after everything that's happened."

2 Slag off all your potential squad mates if you were to get called up
"It's frustrating when you see players in the Wales team who wouldn't get into our reserves side at Reading."

3 Prove you are not a Big Time Charlie
"The only consolation is that this has nothing to do with my footballing ability."

4 Make sure the manager knows you are settled at your club and concentrate on the day job
"My situation isn't ideal. If it remains the same then I will probably look to go elsewhere and get some football."

5 Call in some good character references
"Craig Bellamy phoned me up the other week asking me to speak to him (Toshack), but there's no way I'm going to." [Rob Parker, Via BBC]

March 20, 2007 in International football, Lists | Permalink


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