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Harty, SWP, Gazzer Bazzer and Johnno For England

England chief Fabio Capello has named his 30 man provisional squad for the World Cup in South Africa next month and four Blues are in with a shout of making the final cut...

Joe Hart, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Gareth Barry and Adam Johnson have all been selected and all power to them in the coming weeks.

However, the luckless Joleon Lescott is sure to be devastated at his exclusion. Wayne Bridge of course withdrew his candidacy following 'Terrygate.'

Cappello's Thirty:

Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green, Leighton Baines, Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Michael Dawson, Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Stephen Warnock, Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard, Tom Huddlestone, Adam Johnson, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Scott Parker, Theo Walcott, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Darren Bent, Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney.

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Writer: Bluey Armstrong VMC Newsdesk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 11 2010

Time: 2:10PM

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both johnson and wright phillips aren't going to be first choice wingers if they're both named in the final 23 though which is a shame.
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11/05/2010 14:19:00

Gazzer Bazzer? Seriously?.........cringe.
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11/05/2010 14:27:00

Twosips - why cringe?
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11/05/2010 14:48:00

City 4 rags 3 on call ups. The times are certainly changing.
Johnny Baguette
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11/05/2010 15:03:00

'Harty', 'Johnno', 'Gazzer Bazzer'......sounds like nicknames a bunch of 'lads' would put on the back of their t-shirts for a trip to Faliraki. Embarrassing. Gazzer Bazzer being the worst. By far.
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11/05/2010 15:04:00

LMAO. You'll never guess what, Joseph, Adam and Gareth are known around Carrington as Harty, Johnno and Gaz. Spot on.
Johnny Baguette
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11/05/2010 15:12:00

Well footballers are 'lads' I suppose...the fact that Johnson isn't called 'AJ' as a nickname is retarded, seeing as there's already a 'Johnno' there. It's so obvious a nickname it's painful that he's not called that. Gaz is fine, Gazzer Bazzer though.....vom worthy!
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11/05/2010 15:22:00

Have to say that "The Chief" for Nedum is a blinder!
Johnny Baguette
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11/05/2010 15:33:00

As for our club call ups for England that's probably what i expected. SWP will miss the final cut but i desperately hope AJ, Barry and Hart remain. Carragher, Hesky, Upson, Green, what jokers.
Once a Blue
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11/05/2010 15:43:00

David James to save the penalty that seals the trophy!!
Johnny Baguette
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11/05/2010 15:51:00

Gazzer Bazzer is not going away soon! Love it. Long live Gazzer Bazzer!
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11/05/2010 16:44:00

I count 5 blues, 3 reds. Also glad to see parker, johnson and hart in the squad. They all deserve it
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11/05/2010 17:04:00

France coach Raymond Domenech will announce his 23 players live on the national news tonight. Paddy Vieira..?
Johnny Baguette
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11/05/2010 17:32:00

Sorry awful maths, 4 blues 3 reds
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11/05/2010 18:06:00

Probabaly the worst england squad i am likely ever to see. Barry wont be fit and hes a had a poor season in truth. Johnson should go because hes on blistering form, bags of tricks, cant play effectively on both wings. If the clueless-no skill- just pace-walcot goes ahead of johno, il cry.
Super City Slicker
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11/05/2010 20:18:00

Im fine with that selection. Id have prefered to have Agbonlohor in there ... maye instead of Heskey but i shant complain. Poor Lescott and poor Richards as at one time it looked like he could make it - injuries and pablo zabaleta (plus nedum) just stopped him! Beating the reds on the national scale and on the table next season ;) Come on england!
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11/05/2010 21:11:00

Walcott plays for a fashionable Larndarn club SCS, therefore talent doesn't matter. Carragher? Hope he can check his zimmer frame in as hand baggage otherrwise we're in trouble.
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11/05/2010 21:12:00

Viera isnt going to the WC but I am suprised Zabaleta didnt even make the Argentina squad after his excellent season. As for our England boys, I am suprised Upson was picked over Lescott - not to mention the inclusion of Carragher _
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12/05/2010 09:35:00

Personally id have Walcott behind even David Bentley in the pecking order, Walcotts awful! If he was a yard slower he wouldnt even be a professional footballer im sure of it. Lennon, SWP, Johnson are all far better.
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