John Stones is still a rough diamond... but he should be named the new England captain
John Stones, ‘The Beckenbauer of Barnsley’, has what it takes to become the king of defenders and ruler of his Three Lions.
The gem remains a rough diamond at times, but capable of sparkling on the biggest stages for a long, long time.
Stones is someone as comfortable in his own skin as he is with the ball at his feet and should be the cornerstone (pardon the pun) of the England side for the next decade.
Some of England’s greatest captains have operated from central defence. Terry Butcher, Tony Adams, John Terry and, of course, Sir Bobby Moore.
It happens to be the natural position from... read more
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