Kevin Nolan – why is he not in the England squad?

So just a thought –

Here are the stats for Kevin Nolan so far this term:

This season
 
Apps
As sub
Goals
Yellow
Red
Total (Club) 12 (0) 5 2 0
League 11 (0) 5 2 0
FA Cup 0 (0) 0 0 0
League Cup 1 (0) 0 0 0
European/Others 0 (0) 0 0 0

Here are the stats for Fat Frank Lumpard:

This season
 
Apps
As sub
Goals
Yellow
Red
Total (Club) 12 (3) 3 2 0
League 7 (3) 3 1 0
FA Cup 0 (0) 0 0 0
League Cup 0 (0) 0 0 0
European/Others 5 (0) 0 1 0

and Stevie Gerrard:

This season
 
Apps
As sub
Goals
Yellow
Red
Total (Club) 17 (2) 2 1 0
League 11 (0) 1 1 0
FA Cup 0 (0) 0 0 0
League Cup 1 (1) 0 0 0
European/Others 5 (1) 1 0 0

I know Hodgson is blooding some of the Yoof players in the Premier League at the moment, and there is no talisman like Scotty Parker at present. So why is Kevin Nolan being overlooked at a England cap?

It surely can’t hurt can it? The stats don’t lie.

Stats source: BBC website 

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