I don't think your ever going to fully get what people are trying to explain to you as your love for Sinfield is so great you cannot see past it.
The bigger picture is that Sinfield is not good enough regardless of how long the England squad has been in the making. Morley has been there for the last 3 years but isn't now as he is no longer good enough. Wilkin and JJB are another 2. They have been there but aren't now. Sinfield falls into this bracket. He is simply not as good as the players he is keeping out but you can't see that obviously.
I don't have any great love for a Sinfield no matter how many times you and Ant bang on about it.
It's not me who is blind, you are stating he is not good enough as though it's fact, it isn't it's your opinion and not one which the England coach shares. He's also not keeping most of the players out he will he playing along side them why you keep stating he's keeping them out I don't know.
What I can see is McNamara has built his team over 3 years to compete in this World Cup, you and I may disagree with some if his selections but you seem to want to rift them off before a game is played.
My prediction is we'll be the second best team in this WC, not because McNamara has picked the wrong squad it will simply because the Australian side is a far better team than we can put out. I think we'll beat them in the opening game, meet them in the final and get beat, and I'm sure you'll be on here if that happens saying 'I told you so' Sinfield was rubbish when in reality things aren't as black and white as you seem to think.
You also don't seem to take into account a point I made earlier about this being the first time in a proper series Sinfield will be given the same role as he has held very successfully at Leeds let's see how he goes.
I also get the feeling you'd prefer the SL dream team to be the England team? I'm not sure using a made up team selected by journalists is the best way forward do you?
Edited by christopher, 04 October 2013 - 10:12 AM.