Tom Cleverly in terms of footballing DNA is said to be the nearest thing these shores have to a Xavi. When questioned about Jack Wilshire Guadiola said we have several players like him in the Barcelona reserves. Regardless of how much you agree with these statements. They offer with them the chance, the glimmer of hope, that one day we might, just might watch an international tournament and see England's midfield look comfortable on the ball. Currently in Parker and Gerrad we have two ex- driving midfielders. Who have in the second half and twilight of their careers respectively come to relay on defensive positioning and tackling as opposed to.....well...driving. They are currently paired together but have never even in their primes been the players we need. The players that are becoming ever more essential in the ever tightening modern game, which is someone who passes and then MOVES. At one point the mild mannered Welbeck slapped both his thighs in sheer frustration at holding the ball up yet again and playing it back into midfield, only to see it yet again hit a yellow shirt quicker then a thunder bug in summer. I guess Scholes could have gone, he can pass and move for 60 minutes, Carrick can pass but moving, especially forward, well he's a bit like a King on a chess board isn't he? These players were never going to get picked though England never select a team viewing players as components. They pick big names, flavor of the month, , players who 'do a job'. Never at any level of English football do we click that comfort in possession although not as eye catching as a Roy of the Rovers style wonder cross, miracle header or a 30 yard 89th minute winner underside of the cross bar and in. But passing so as to patiently probe for openings is the most important thing in top draw football - especially in summer tournaments after long seasons. We roll on though with our hopes placed in solidity and an odd bit of magic, rather than fluidity and a magic team.