We had squad players but they just weren't used enough.
Start of 09/10 we went to Anfield and won 3-1. Beye and Shorey were the full backs and Curtis Davies scored.
None of them were great for us but they could be trusted to come into the odd game or two and play their part. Reo-Coker was another who didn't play enough that season after his training ground fight with O'Neill.
Instead we had situations where Warnock was poor after the cup final yet was still played despite us having Shorey and Luke Young as LB options. Dunne also lost form in the run in so we could've rested him for a game or two and move Cuellar inside.
Only real rotation was Carew/Heskey.
Japan weren't that impressive in the qualifiers. Don't see them or South Korea making much impact even if they have some decent players.
Think Nigeria are the best team in Pot 4. Possibly Serbia aswell although off the field stuff usually derails them.