Australia’s new footballing superstar Emile Heskey had been tipped for an England recall by his Newcastle Jets team-mate Michael Bridges.
The former Sunderland and Leeds (and lots of other clubs) striker reckons Heskey can still offer Andy Carroll some stiff competition for the role of England shire horse.
Bridges said: “England’s current No.9 is Andy Carroll, and while I certainly have nothing against him, I feel Emile could certainly still offer something for his country again were the chance to arise.
“He’s done many good things for England in the past and people who understand the game acknowledge that.
“As for playing for England again, personally I would say why not?”
The very same question Sven Goran Eriksson used to ask himself, Michael.
Bridges added: “In football terms, he has found a new lease of life. He’s become a hero over here very fast, whereas in England some people always picked on the negatives.
“In Australia the feelings and sentiments couldn’t be more different, and long may that continue.”
A few more goals on Heskeycam and anything is possible.