World Cup Fever

Joe Cole out, Carragher and Hargreaves in… apparently

Is Capello making a mistake?

Joe Cole 

The provisional 30 man England squad is set to be announced later today, and the news from this morning’s Mirror is that Joe Cole will receive a double blow to the solar plexus – firstly, by not being named in the thing, and secondly by noticing that Owen Hargreaves, a man who has played roughly eight seconds of football in two years, is due to get the nod.

Others now supposedly free to book a dreamy summer vacation should include: Gareth Barry, Gary Neville, Joleon Lescott, Scott Parker, and Wes Brown. Whilst Jamie Carragher has reportedly decided to spend the summer wandering around South Africa in a pair of shorts and flip-flops, not exactly playing football. But kind of.

Here’s the probable 30:  

Green, James, Hart, G Johnson, Carragher, A Cole, Baines, Terry, Ferdinand, King, Jagielka, Upson, Dawson, Lennon, Walcott, Gerrard, Lampard, Carrick, Huddlestone, Milner, Hargreaves, A Johnson, Downing, Wright-Phillips, Rooney, Defoe, Crouch, Heskey, C Cole, Bent

Or so they say. 

Thoughts?


3 responses so far
  • Danny Denhard // May 11, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Hargreaves is our missing link in my opinion. Ledley King has played 4 games in 14 days now and must go to the world cup!
    This is the best chance we have for success in years, lets hope no more drama happens before the world cup in 30 days!

  • Manley // May 11, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Scotty Parker has to go – form midfielder plus plenty of ticker. How can u pick Downing and Wright-Philips?? How?

  • matt // May 11, 2010 at 10:45 am

    i do not see why carrick will go and not parker. he does not start for united, and when he has played he has not influenced games at all. i’d take parker over huddlestone as well, standing in the centre circle and pinging 50 yard passes and occasionally venturing forward to score the odd screamer will not cut it at international level. parker can sit back, get the tackles in, and let theo, stevie and frank run riot up front

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