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Right, here it is – The Spoiler’s England World Cup 23!

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Fabio Capello

A hunch suggests that Capello will spend the weekend’s match figuring out his World Cup starting XI, with last night’s outing acting predominantly as a squad audition for more than a few of the players involved.

Walcott pretty much played himself out of any [...]

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World Cup Profile: England

Might this be the starting XI?


Familiar ground now - the England team. They always promise so much, then deliver something frustrating. Can they go all the way this year? And, more importantly, who ARE these people? Read on to find out…

Form Guide

Well, the famous 30 years of hurt [...]

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England's 30

Ahh, okay, make that Joe Cole IN, Owen Hargreaves OUT…

Happy now?

Joe Cole

Well, after a thrilling morning of rumours, the eggs are now sliding down faces, as the provisional 30 has been announced. Joe Cole, cancel your holiday! And then perhaps rebook it! Owen Hargreaves, you can definitely go! Paul Scholes, just carrying on being Paul Scholes [...]

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Go bonkers! Erm, Sol Campbell wants to play in the World Cup!

Sol – ready

Sol Campbell

Nothing stings a man quite like a positive gesture backfiring. So, if anything, Sol Campbell should probably be applauded for just coming out with it, and insisting that he’d love to go to the World Cup.

He said this, as reported in the Daily [...]

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Should England be worried about the players’ form?

Will THIS be you?

England fans

Quite probably the most startling thing about last night’s Liverpool match, as pointed out by Graham Taylor - who, by the way, sounded either drunk or on meds – was that Steven Gerrard had pretty much no say in proceedings. He’d totally disappeared.

It’s been a relatively appalling [...]

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Name your England World Cup team, based on NOW!

England’s front two… kind of


There is still much to play for in the Premier League, but pretty soon all eyes will switch to South Africa, and the various lessons learned from the current campaign might yet change the expected England line up. Way back in snowy December, The Spoiler had [...]

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Capello REALLY wants to take Ledley King to South Africa

Ledley King – worth the gamble?


In what appears to be the exact football equivalent of an old man walking up a hill, Ledley King is famously in need of a little sit down after every couple of games. And yet, the growing whisper is that Fabio Capello is not just [...]

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