The man's a complete fool
Well my first thoughts are fuck England and that idiotic Swedish fool and support Cory Gibbs'
USA team instead.
How an earth can he take just four strikers, two of which are injured, one's a lanky piece of piss and the others a 17-year old who has never played in the Premiership, let alone scored?
Then to add salt into the wounds Andrew Johnson is chosen over Bent for the standby list. Some minor statistics which according to some people don't lie:
Bent 18 Premiership goals
Crouch 8 Premiership goals
Defoe 9 Premiership goals
Johnson 15 Championship goals.
I have no problem with Aaron Lennon going to the finals, he has had a good season but why hasn't Eriksson tried him out in a friendly? I see his lovechild is going too, Owen Hargreaves and Jermaine Jenas is another shocker. No pressure at all then on Gerrard and Lampard to get all of our goals!
The excellent Ledley King and Sean Wright Phillips miss out, both he and Parker's ommission must, you would hope, be huge warning signs to future young stars considering a move to Chelsea's reserves.
Luke Young is on the standby list but it is a sad day for longstanding Addicks like me who long to see one of our players represent England on the world stage.Provisional squad:
Robinson (Tottenham), James (Manchester City), Green (Norwich); G Neville (Manchester United), Ferdinand (Manchester United), Terry (Chelsea), Cole (Arsenal), Campbell (Arsenal), Carragher (Liverpool), Bridge (Chelsea), Beckham (Real Madrid), Carrick (Tottenham), Lampard (Chelsea), Gerrard (Liverpool), Hargreaves (Bayern Munich), Jenas (Tottenham), Downing (Middlesbrough), J Cole (Chelsea), Lennon (Tottenham), Rooney (Manchester United), Owen (Newcastle), Crouch (Liverpool), Walcott (Arsenal).Standby:
Carson (Liverpool), Young (Charlton), Reo-Coker (West Ham), Defoe (Tottenham), Johnson (Crystal Palace).