Bramble For England? You Must Be Joking!

Last updated : 03 March 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Wigan Website: "It would be fair to say that Titus Bramble has had his doubters in the past. Lambasted by everyone in the North East after his time at Newcastle, he has struggled to shake off the tag of 'Titus Shambles'.

"However, after yet another blinding performance in the centre of Wigan's defence during the draw at Chelsea on Saturday surely neutral fans can accept his talents. So far this year he has been my player of the season, and has saved us plenty of points in the process.
"As far as I can remember he has only made one mistake throughout the entire season - at home to West Brom - and gets a lot more bad press than some other defenders who play a lot worse - Messrs Dunne and Richards up the road at Citeh, I'm looking at you!

"I will admit I accepted Bramble's signing with some trepidation back in 2007, but it has proven to be one of Chris Hutchings' best moves during his short time at the club. His replacement, Steve Bruce, has obviously spent a lot of time with Bramble on the training ground improving his concentration, and it has shone through with some outstanding displays.

"Last week Bruce called for an England call-up for Lee Cattermole - after Phil Jagielka's inept display in Spain, Fabio Capello could do a hell of a lot worse than to come knocking on Titus's door."