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'Shambolic' start to campaign
June 1st, 2010 12:13PM

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[ENGLAND] England coach Fabio Capello has banned his players from commenting on Twitter, but that didn't prevent others from tweeting about who was going or not going to the World Cup -- before Capello even announced the England 23-player roster on Tuesday. That Theo Walcott was among the topics "trending" on Twitter was indeed not good news as he was the most notable of the seven players Capello cut.

Almost two hours before Capello's scheduled announcement of the England 23, news of the seven players who had been dropped had spread across the web, and celebrity tweeters -- at least celebrities in Britain -- were adding their opinions on who was in or out.

"It's frankly a shambolic and unacceptable way for England's World Cup campaign to begin," noted the BBC's Jonathan Stevenson.

England players will not be allowed to comment on any social media site or write articles for newspapers during the tournament.

Walcott had been Sven-Goran Eriksson's surprise pick to go to the World Cup four years ago, but Capello won't be taking the Arsenal winger.

Joe Cole and Shaun Wright-Phillips were preferred to Adam Johnson and Walcott.

Capello also took the injured Gareth Barry, who may not be ready to go when England meets the USA June 12.

England Roster:
Goalkeepers: David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham), Joe Hart (Manchester City).
Defenders: Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham), Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Ledley King (Tottenham), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa).
Midfielders: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City), James Milner (Aston Villa), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Gareth Barry (Manchester City).
Forwards: Peter Crouch (Tottenham), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham).



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  1. Mr G
    commented on: June 2, 2010 at 1:51 p.m.
    Fabio is losing it... Why keep Barry - he isn't that good when healthy. And as a USA fan, I'm glad to see Johnson excluded :)


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