So Fabio Capello has finally announced his squad of 23 that he hopes will take England all the way to World Cup success in South Africa this summer. There were certainly one or two surprises and one or two players who will be secretly seething at this moment in time.
England’s 23-man World Cup squad:
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham).
Defenders: Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ledley King (Tottenham), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa).
Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), James Milner (Aston Villa), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City).
Forwards: Peter Crouch (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).
So what is the feeling about Fabio Capello’s final cut??
Should Walcott have been included? Was Bent right to be ignored given his goalscoring feats? Didn’t Parker and Dawson deserve their chances after impressive seasons?