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What is going on in the England camp lately?
The Three Lions still don't have a permanent manager, and their caretaker boss bafflingly appointed a captain who earned his 11th cap in the recent friendly with Holland.
In fairness, it's not like Scott Parker performed badly against the Dutch. Both he and the team played well enough. But as a point of comparison, consider that the Oranje's captain, Mark van Bommel, was making his 71st international appearance that day.
That's experience, and experience is worth its weight in gold during international tournaments. To snub Steven Gerrard—often injured or not—with all his international experience and talent, was shocking.
Whoever the next manager is, he should strongly consider making Gerrard captain.
Otherwise, it's hard to see the inexperienced Parker guiding England anywhere but to an early exit. And before you assume Parker would thrive under Harry Redknapp, consider this: Redknapp's captain at Tottenham Hotspur is not Parker. It's Ledley King.
With poor decision after poor decision, the Three Lions are inviting disaster.