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At 0900 BST, England midfielder Gareth Barry undergoes a fitness test to see if he can play in the World Cup.

Sometime after - anytime after, though it'll have to be before 2300 BST, Fabio Capello will name his 23-man squad for South Africa.

As it happens, the breaking story will be right here...
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posted Jun 2, 2010

Beckham needs to gracefully retire, his England playing days are over surley now.

I would have taken Beck's as a sub though.

There needs to be a bit of focus on blooding some of those left behind after the WC. Get them some experience and a chance to show what they are about at this level.

Cannot hang on to Lamps, Terry, Gerrard etc. That is when real managers show their metal - dumping the higher profile players.

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comment by rwgm103 (U1850332)

posted Jun 2, 2010

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE footyfootyfootfoot. Kick it, kick it, weeeeeeeeeeeee.

So clever, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

ooo, a ball, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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posted Jun 2, 2010

@rwgm

Thats right...baby steps...whoa! pace yourself.

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posted Jun 2, 2010

rwgm103 is a satirical genius....

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comment by WH (U6483811)

posted Jun 2, 2010

I'm just surprised Capello got so many choices wrong, in my opinion. Ok say Upson over Dawson you could argue about international experience although I still think it was a bad choice. But to also pick SWP over Adam Johnson, Heskey over Bent, Carrick over Walcott. In my opinion the only one he got right was Baines!

What he has done is severely limit the options he has. Now, Plan A must work immediately and all players in that plan must stay fit.

Still the squad is what it is and it's time to get 100% behind the boys!

In saying that, James' comments today worry me. I know other keepers have complained about the ball but he sounds like he's already making excuses. Really hope Joe Hart gets the nod.

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comment by Kapnag (U11006724)

posted Jun 2, 2010

If you're questioning why he chose Carrick over Walcott, you probably forfeit your right to have an opinion

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posted Jun 2, 2010

imo big mistake not taking D Bent...... look at his goals for charlton, spurs and sunderland in the Prem League... even at ipswich and at england u21 level he was banging the goals in...what will we do if rooney gets injured???? id taken all 5 strikers and left upson at home

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posted Jun 2, 2010

Chalk and Cheese-
And look at all his goals for England! No wait... hang on a minute...
Oh

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comment by WH (U6483811)

posted Jun 2, 2010

If you're questioning why he chose Carrick over Walcott, you probably forfeit your right to have an opinion

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Not at all. We already have Barry, Lampard, Gerrard and Milner to play in the middle of the park. No need for another centre mid especially Carrick who has had a poor season (and i'm a utd fan!). The squad would have much better options if we had Walcott instead.

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posted Jun 3, 2010

Well if we're talking dark horses they're about the top bunch of youngsters around.

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