When you think it through rationally, it makes absolutely no sense at all. I appreciate someone playing in the CL could gain vast experience playing v the worlds best which could be invaluable. However, that aside, shirley if a player shines for SAFC, the mags, Boro or whoever, its a greater achievement than doing so in an apparently better side, with better players? Some of these twats, particularly defenders, are rarely stretched at their clubs. Back to Phillips, getting the golden boot at fecking Sunderland is shirley 10 fold doing so at Chelsea? Feck the lot of em. Im surprised SAFC support doesnt have an anti England stance like Man Utds, SAFC and its players have been treat with utter contempt.