Fabio, let me introduce you, this is your arse

that is your elbow.

As I posted yesterday England manager Fabio Capello was insistent that there was nothing wrong and that Wayne Bridge would not only be in the England squad for the friendly against Egypt next week but would be flying out with the rest of the team to South Africa for the World Cup finals.

Wayne on the other hand has a different take on it…

I have thought long and hard about my position in the England football team in the light of the reporting and events over the last few weeks.

It has always been an honour to play for England. However, after careful thought I believe my position in the squad is now untenable and potentially divisive.

Sadly therefore I feel for the sake of the team and in order to avoid what will be inevitable distractions, I have decided not to put myself forward for selection.

I have today informed the management of this decision. I wish the team all the very best in South Africa. Wayne Bridge (via his lawyers)

Read that one well Fabio, well it’s good that you used all those friendlies and dead rubbers to blood some of the fringe players to see if they were up to the game and didn’t just ignore those that weren’t part of Fab’s Favs.

I mean you wouldn’t want to be going into the final match before the World Cup having to check in one game if a cap-less player or one with 1 cap is the best option now would you, what kind of manager would do something stupid like that…I ask you…

Oh and what was the point of stripping Terry of the captaincy now, what with Ferdinand being crocked and looking more and more likely to miss the finals it leaves us with Gerrard holding the armband and by default a starting XI spot.

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