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Selecting from the list below, build your starting XI.. England version.

Peter Shilton or Gordon Banks

Gary Neville or Trent Alexander-Arnold

Bobby Moore or John Terry

Tony Adams or Rio Ferdinand

Ashley Cole or Stuart Pearce

Paul Gascoigne or John Barnes

Bryan Robson or Steven Gerrard

Bobby Charlton or Paul Scholes

David Beckham or Raheem Sterling 

Harry Kane or Gary Lineker

Michael Owen or Alan Shearer

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Gordon Banks

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Bobby Moore

Tony Adams

Stuart Pearce

Paul Gascoigne

Steven Gerrard

Paul Scholes

David Beckham

Gary Lineker

Alan Shearer

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Peter Shilton

Gary Neville

Bobby Moore

Tony Adams

Stuart Pearce

Paul Gascoigne

Steven Gerrard

Paul Scholes

David Beckham 

Harry Kane

Alan Shearer

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Some are easier than others, good idea. Here's mine!

Gordon Banks

Gary Neville

Bobby Moore

Tony Adams

Ashley Cole

Paul Gascoigne

Steven Gerrard

Bobby Charlton

David Beckham

Gary Lineker

Alan Shearer

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Gordon Banks - Best ever England keeper, only second to David Seaman.

Trent Alexander-Arnold - I like his energy and, feel he will only get better.

Bobby Moore - Legend, nothing else to say.

Tony Adams  - His attitude, drive, ability and leadership makes it hard to not select him (besides I am biased a little here)

Stuart Pearce - Legend! His energy and, ability to defend and attack isn't matched by many.

Paul Gascoigne - A man who could destroy teams by himself, he played a huge role in my life growing up. I always wanted to replicate his skill with the ball.

Steven Gerrard - Unlucky not to have won the Premier League title with Liverpool, he's a loyal player and world class on his day.

Paul Scholes - Little player who proved doubters wrong about his size, he's someone who should always be remembered as a very good midfielder.

David Beckham - You need a free-kick taker in any squad. ;) 

Harry Kane - Like Alan Shearer, he uses his limited pace well. I think Harry Kane can read the game very well, he knows where to be and that makes him such a good goalscorer.

Alan Shearer - Just a natural goalscorer, even with his lack of pace he was quick enough and had an eye for goal.

-Not in my squad-

Peter Shilton - Didn't make my team and, although I think he's a top keeper in his day. I do feel he was very much hyped at a point where England were lucky enough to have him, as we didn't have many other good keepers at that point.

Gary Neville - Very overrated, good player but cocky personality.

John Terry - Overrated again, very good defender but even Sol Campbell in his prime was 3x the defender Terry will ever be.

Rio Ferdinand - I never rated him when he first joined United, at West Ham he just seemed a tall defender but in time he became a very good player.

Ashley Cole - I didn't like him, honestly.

John Barnes - I thought he wasn't very good since my memories are of him near to retirement, yet I have learned to appreciate him breaking through into football. His documentary covering his career and, another focused on black players in football - it opened my eyes. Did you know he was signed by Watford after a cabby seen him playing football for a local side? Now that's a huge gamble.

Bryan Robson - I don't like or rate him, think people are obsessed with him.

Bobby Charlton - Good player, but put him in his prime in modern football he wouldn't be the same player we know now.

Raheem Sterling - I didn't like him at Liverpool, I thought he could run and that's all. In the England he seemed better suited, however, after all the issues he had with the media and stuff - I feel he's shown his natural ability more. David Beckham is a different style of class though and, however good Sterling is he will never reach that height.

Gary Lineker - Overrated, good poaching and goalscorer but ultimately Harry kane is far better.

Michael Owen - I watched him break through with England, the Argentina game where he came on is still fresh in my mind. That is the sort of impact Michael Owen had. I can even recall people moaning that he made the cut, as they wanted experience and felt we didn't have enough quality up top. Any other time, he'd make my squad.

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@Chris very controversial answers mate, surprised Seaman makes your second best keeper over Shilton. For me despite being the World Cup winner Banks isn't Englands best and Shilton is the best, in my opinion. Agree with Scholes and Gazza answers though, both of them Englands best midfielders and totally different players. I think Terry and Ferdinand are one of the best defenders in our time but Tony Adams is brilliant and never recognised for how great he was. Bryan Robson is another underappriecated player I think, his reading of the game was super and could drive a midfield both influencially and ability. Kane and Shearer though would be a great partnership, Kane drops deep alot where as Shearer like you say was quick without pace and would feed off Kane dropping so deep. 

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Gordon Banks

Gary Neville

Bobby Moore or John Terry

Tony Adams

Ashley Cole

Paul Gascoigne

Steven Gerrard

Bobby Charlton

David Beckham

Harry Kane

Michael Owen

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 Gordon Banks

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Bobby Moore

Rio Ferdinand

Ashley Cole

John Barnes

Steven Gerrard

Paul Scholes

Raheem Sterling 

Harry Kane

Michael Owen

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Gordon Banks

Gary Neville 

Bobby Moore

Tony Adams

Stuart Pearce

Paul Gascoigne

Bryan Robson

Paul Scholes

David Beckham

Gary Lineker

Alan Shearer

On 03/04/2020 at 15:41, KB1862 said:

@Chris very controversial answers mate, surprised Seaman makes your second best keeper over Shilton. For me despite being the World Cup winner Banks isn't Englands best and Shilton is the best, in my opinion.

Having seen them both, Gordon was by far the better skilled keeper at a time where the game favoured attacking football.

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Gordon Banks

Gary Neville

Bobby Moore 

Rio Ferdinand

Ashley Cole

Paul Gascoigne

Steven Gerrard

Bobby Charlton

David Beckham

Harry Kane

Alan Shearer

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Peter Shilton

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Bobby Moore

Rio Ferdinand

 Pearce

Paul Gascoigne 

Bryan Robson

Paul Scholes

David Beckham

Harry Kane

Alan Shearer

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Gordon Banks

Gary Neville

Bobby Moore 

Tony Adams 

Ashley Cole

Paul Gascoigne

Steven Gerrard

Paul Scholes

David Beckham

Gary Lineker

Alan Shearer

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Gordon Banks

Gary Neville

Bobby Moore

Rio Ferdinand

Ashley Cole

Paul Gascoigne 

Bryan Robson

Paul Scholes

David Beckham

Harry Kane

Alan Shearer

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Gordon Banks

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Bobby Moore

Rio Ferdinand

Stuart Pearce

Paul Gascoigne

Steven Gerrard

Bobby Charlton

David Beckham 

Gary Lineker

Alan Shearer

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Peter Shilton

Gary Neville

Bobby Moore

 Ferdinand

Ashley Cole

Paul Gascoigne

Steven Gerrard

Bobby Charlton

David Beckham

Gary Lineker

Michael Owen

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Gordon Banks

Gary Neville

Bobby Moore

Tony Adams

Stuart Pearce

John Barnes

Steven Gerrard

Bobby Charlton

David Beckham 

Harry Kane

Michael Owen

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Gordon Banks

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Bobby Moore

Tony Adams

Ashley Cole 

Paul Gascoigne

Steven Gerrard

Bobby Charlton

David Beckham

Harry Kane

Alan Shearer

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