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Walcott being omitted is a surprise I have to say. Almost certainly the right decision, but still a surprise.

Joe had to be in the 23. He may lack consistancy, but at International level, England have very few players who can turn a game with a bit of brilliance. That's why I think Joe does better for England than he does for us. He won't do it week in week out but when you need something a bit special (like the goal against Sweden), he can deliver where others can't.

Pleased for him :shok:

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Don't know if Joe's inclusion was based wholly on his performance on Sunday, but he certainly helped make a big difference when he came on. We didn't need Walcott, Lennon and SWP so taking Joe makes sense. As does leaving Walcott behind. Hard on him, but if he's good enough he'll get another chance.

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im not fan of england but swp ahead walcott

i dont thing this will help england

swp is pure noob

and bent score most goals behind ronney as english man !!!

This is tournament football, SWP is probably a bigger impact player than Walcott from the bench. Also Walcott has no clubmates in the squad, so maybe Capello thought SWP would fit in better with the other players. Bent would be no good up against the top teams like Spain, Italy, Brazil, but Crouchy has something different about him, air on his day he can beat any player in the air, including the best defenders in the world, thats worth taking him imo.

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Crouch had to go, his international goal tally is pretty solid.

I'm surprised over Baines, I thought he was a shoe-in to back-up Ashley...really doesn't matter who does though as long as Ash stays healthy.

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Incredibly pleased for J.Cole for getting through, final squad announced at 4pm.

I would take Upson over Dawson as well, so I'm pleased about that decision as well.

I'm surprised he's picked SWP over Walcott but again I think SWP is a great addition to the squad as an injection of pace.. IMO he'll be able to consistently provide good crosses in from wide and give the wingbacks a hard time.

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Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green.

Defenders: Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Stephen Warnock

Midfielders: Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Forwards: Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney

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Good news for our boys then. Means only Alex missed out on his respective squad (which BTW is ridiculous.) Shame for Parker though, even if he does play for West Ham still wouldn't have minded seeing him in there. I suppose with Barry passed fit he was never gonna make it though.

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SWP may not even get on the pitch, out of the 23, I'd be suprised if Cappello uses more than 18 players throughout the tournament, even if England reach the final stages. So that means 5 players wont get on the pitch at all, probably 2 of the keepers, 2 defenders and 1 midfielder.

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green.

Defenders: Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Stephen Warnock

Midfielders: Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Forwards: Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney

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If I were and England player, and seen Carragher (I never feel bad when England loses, I'm quitting international footy as Liverpool is more important) get picked ahead of me, I'd be more than a little upset

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If I were and England player, and seen Carragher (I never feel bad when England loses, I'm quitting international footy as Liverpool is more important) get picked ahead of me, I'd be more than a little upset

Oh, and the fact that he's been sh*te all season

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