By Ollie Irish
I’d like to post up the final 23-man England squad in one article, but thanks to the ever-shambolic FA, there’s nowt but a painful drip drip drip of news and rumours. Just announce the bloody squad already! How hard can it be?
Anyway, the biggest story so far, by far, is the news that Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is NOT on the plane to South Africa. He received the bad news this morning whilst playing golf, apparently. Wonder how it affected his swing?
This must be a massive shock for Theo. Having been selected in 2006 by Sven via Arsene Wenger, you’d have put a lot of money on him progressing far enough to easily earn selection this time around, but sadly he hasn’t made anything like the progress we all hoped for. His very poor display in the first half against Japan would have convinced Capello to swing the axe.
Agree with the decision folks? As I said yesterday, I would have taken him, not because he is a good player but simply because he is capable of kicking arse on the counter-attack.