This says more about the dire straits of the English squad under Steve McLaren than any substantial change in tactics or vision. Remember how McLaren was going to set England down a different path from the Svennie days. It's Sven all over again except he looks a lot beefier and red faced.
David Bentley should get first squad action over Beckham. He has speed, runs wide, stretches out the defense, and is getting more judicious with his crosses down the right. Plus, he has a future. He was in impressive form providing two assists in England's B squad recent win over Albania.
Becks recall is a return to the piecemeal approach that has killed English football in recent years.