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The blame game has continued in England over Victor Moses' decision to play for Nigeria

Posted: 28 November 2012 Time: 18:43

The blame game continues over Victor Moses' decision to play for Nigeria instead of England.

England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce has been criticised for his poor handling of Moses as one of the factors that led the Chelsea winger to choose Nigeria over England.

Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan, who oversaw the development of Moses as a yougster at Selhurst Park, told the Daily Mail that Pearce, who has been criticised for his poor relationship with players, should have done more to make Moses feel welcome during his time with the English youth team.

According to the Daily Mail, Jordan's faith in Moses' potential extended to the multi-millionaire football chairman having a £50,000 bet with former Arsenal forward Paul Merson that Moses would win more England caps than Merson's tally of 21 — although that wager has been voided by Moses' decision to play for Nigeria.

This latest development comes hot on the heels of criticism of the English FA over the Moses saga, from Neil Warnock and Roberto Martinez, both of whom coached the 21-year-old, at Crystal Palace and Wigan respectively.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 07:14 pm
They ain't seen anything yet...they should wait till after AFCON and the world cup. They probably would shot themselves then. The man has decided to play for his fatherland, what would you do if you were in his shoes?
posted: 07:32 pm
Just so you know, the England Under-21 manager is called Stuart Pearce (not Pierce).
posted: 07:55 pm
You cannot turn the hand of a clock bckward this dude has decided to play for 9ja and no going bck.haters stay clear.
posted: 11:32 pm
our gain their lose
posted: 11:34 pm
What is wrong wit this England there want to use moses & dump him as there dump others it wont happen again
posted: 12:00 am
Yupee, Moses plays for Nigeria. A much better choice for him!
posted: 02:23 am
▌▌Yiηkα ★ ...Naija for l!fe ☜

I recon Moses wouldve chosen Nigeria regardless. Thats where the heart is. & of course home. Very Wise Choice! ...Proudly Naija Boy! : )
posted: 03:16 am
Well, he playing for Nigeria now, where he'll at least be appreciated.
posted: 07:15 am
Okay lets be reasonable, you can keep Carlton Cole and Agbonlahor. Moses is not English just as Rooney is not Nigerian. Why can't these Europeans only use their own people for their team? Slyman
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 08:25 am
Good Victor. England were just gonna use him twice and dump him!
posted: 09:53 am
Racists, Would they have cared if they used him once and dump the boy the rest of his life?
posted: 12:18 pm
Once and African, always a motherlander.
posted: 02:37 pm
Who the hell is Stuart Pierce?

I honestly do not condone terrible journalism, but trust me if you have lived in Europe or US as I do, these Caucasians mess up your name biiiiiiiig time. So chill out. Get your panties out of your c r a c k. It is not the end of the world. Kickoff are allowed to make mistakes too. Slyman
posted: 03:01 pm
Next...Zaha must choose Ivory Cost and not England
posted: 03:59 pm
These Stuarts? one day he will be coaching a certain PSL team
posted: 02:02 am
@ Slyman, I agree with you 100%. Do you know that soccer commentator uptil date still calls Osazee Odemwengie, "ODEWENGY". After so many years, they are yet to correct themselves. Can you beat that?
posted: 04:36 am
Guys, here we go again. Another foreign born Nigerian has just broken into the fist team of his club. I am not saying Keshi should invite him yet, but we need to monitor the situation and see if he continues to improve and hold on to the position.

His name is Leon Aderemi Balogun, he started for Fortuna Dusseldorf against Borussia Dortmund in a Bundesliga game played on 11/27/2012. The game ended 1-1. He played as a right back. He is 24 and 1.90 meters (over 6' 3") tall. He has a lot of pace, tackles well and had a good game on the night. even rated him a good 3.5 stars out of 5, only the goal scorer got a better score. He is jersey number 3, right footed and can also play in central Defence as he did when he replaced Langeneke in the 41st minute against SV Hamburg last Friday. Keshi please monitor this guy.

Good luck Super Eagles. Thank you stanslinks. Slyman
posted: 07:45 am
Thank you Slyman for pointing Balogun out.................Hope NFF goes straight to business as this guy is eligible to play for Naija.................
posted: 07:50 am
posted: 07:52 am
Leon Balogun
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