I listened to Dunhams radio program yesterday, and his co-presenter Micky Quinn, plus the weather girl, the traffic presenter, all told him he was wrong, but he wouldn't have it John Barns came on and told him he was wrong, and explained Jamie's logic he still didn't or didn't want to get it, and to me he's a no nothing who's looking for his 5 minutes of fame. He even admitted that Jamie Carragher doesn't bottle anythin on the pitch but refused to apologise because he has bottled the fight for a place in the England team which he was quite rightly told by Micky Quinn he didn't have and not likely to get under McClaren as by not playing him against Estonia he effectively let him know he was 5th choice center half. Mickey Quinn stood up for Carra the whole program but most of the callers where from the lower league side who don't have clue just like Dunham, and belched out a load of shite they think you should turn up wether you are picked or not and just watch lesser players take your place. The guy is a class prick and headline seeker he is best ignored.
here's Jamie's view and link.
Listen to Jamie's Interview
JAMIE CARRAGHER: ĎDONíT CALL ME A BOTTLERí
Speaking to Adrian Durham and Micky Quinn on Drivetime, Carragher said: ďDonít ever call me a bottler on radio with all those thousands of people listening.Ē
Asked by Durham why he wasnít prepared to fight for an England place, Carragher said: ďThereís that many people heís [England manager Steve McClaren] played ahead of me. Itís a game of opinions. But when youíre at my age they are all younger than me, they are all going to improve and maybe I wonít at my age.
ďI played in the Champions League final. Thereís not much more you can do at club football. But win it which we did a couple of years ago. He played Ledley King who is a top player. But heís been injured all season so how would you feel in my situation, what would you do? When John Terry was out [Jonathan] Woodgate played.
ďIím 29, Iíve been doing it for eight years and obviously I havenít proved it enough so itís not going to change now is it? Itís not like Iíve just got in the squad and Iíve jumped out.
When asked by Quinn if he thinks he will regret retiring from international football, Carragher said: ďTime will tell wonít it, who knows? But as I said, for me now itís time to concentrate on my Liverpool career.Ē
Asked by Durham if he would regret not playing in the next World Cup, Carragher said: ďIf Iím not getting a game at 29 thereís no chance of me getting a game at 32. Every centre-half the manager has picked is younger than me.Ē
Asked by Durham if he would come out of retirement for his country like Beckham, Carragher said: ďDavid Beckham was the captain; he was a regular for England. Iíve never done that in the first place. The manager said the door was always open [to Beckham] and it was because he came back.
ďAt the moment itís not 100% official because Iíve still got to speak to the manager before the next game. But at the moment itís looking like that and as I said, if there was a major injury crisis and the four centre-halfís who he obviously picks ahead of me are all injured and heís absolutely desperate then of course I would, yeah.
ďIíve had the stomach to fight for my place for the last eight years. All I can do is play as well as I can for Liverpool. Iíve never really played centre-half for England and to be honest, Iíve never really played that well for England because Iíve played a lot of the time at full back. But at centre-half, I donít think Iíve really played as much as maybe I deserved. But thatís opinions, thatís the managers choice and if heís chosen people ahead of me then I donít think anyone can really complain if I would rather concentrate and save myself for Liverpool games.Ē
Durham then drew comparisons between Alan Shearer and Paul Scholes who both ended England careers early to concentrate on club football. ďThere is a differenceĒ said Carragher, Iím only a squad player with the England team so Iím sure the England team are missing Paul Scholes and Alan Shearer a lot more than theyíre missing Jamie Carragher. So I donít know why people are so worried about it to be honest.
ďI was an Everton fan as a kid growing up and now Iím a Liverpool player and the club is always more important to me. I want to give as much to Liverpool as I possibly can over the next few years. Because I donít play that much for England, you canít really say itís about the tiredness, itís more about going away and being away from the club and being away from your family.Ē
Asked by Durham what McClarenís reaction to the news was, Carragher said: ďIíve spoken to him a couple of times and he still wants me to apply for the squad and Iíll speak to him before the Germany game. But I told him my feelings and that I didnít think they would change.Ē http://www.talksport.net/dart/jamies_got_beef.mp3