Here’s the 23:
19/23 is my score.
I didn’t expect Carrick, Warnock or Wright-Phillips to make the cut.
At one point I even thought Capello might take Bent but the Sunderland forward’s display against Japan put paid to that idea.
Glad Joe Cole is on the plane. He brings craft and guile to England’s play.
Adam Johnson will get his chance in time for Euro 2012.
As for Walcott, did anyone see that coming? I expected him to go as an ‘impact’ player. Capello obviously wants more than that.
Anyway, here’s the slightly matter of fact statement from the FA confirming what has been leaking out like a ruptured BP gas pipe since midday.