Spurs four make it into England’s final 23


Four Spurs players have made the cut.  Ledley King, Aaron Lennon, Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe make the twenty three man World Cup squad.

However a surprising omission from the final 23 was Michael Dawson as the fifth choice defender, with Matthew Upson given the nod over the in form Dawson.  Tom Huddleston was also left out of the World Cup squad.

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  1. dawson should be included instead of upson….he played far better than upson and was in form defender………..tom
    instead of carrick……….don't know why carrick is in the team….

  2. Dawson was probally the most consistent defender in the whole of the premier league,
    NOT just at TOTTENHAM!!

  3. Absolutely agree about Dawson. He was definitely 1 of the most consistent defenders in the league. Carrick was also in descent whilst Huddlestone was in ascension. It makes no sense other than Capello opting for experience. So much for picking the form players though. Same old story.

    Atleast Walcott isn't in the squad.

  4. Dawson should be in the squad instead of Matthew Upson
    Tom Huddlestone should be in the squad instead of Michael Carrick. But Capello may of opted for carrick for experience reasons.
    Theo Walcott could of been on the plane because of his blistering pace, but sdly no end product. Having said that i would have still of taken him to south africa to trouble some of the defenders.
    I would not have taken Stephen Warnock, my personal opinion is that he is rubbish. But you never know on big occasions.
    Instead of emile heskey i would have taken Darren Bent as he has scored a lot of goals, or maybe Bobby Zamora. I was not a fan of Bobby Zamora but after is performances in europe Capello should of played him for at least one friendly to give him a chance

  5. Begs the question as to why Jagelka was'nt even selected?, yet Carragher is begged by FC to go!, madness. I'm pretty pleased that Dawson isn't on the plane, as I've seen him make some rash tackles for Spurs, but when Ledders is covering him, its sometimes to our advantage in buying time, but in a WC its a different matter entirely, so perhaps its a WC too early for him. Terry was only on the plane for one simple reason. Could you imagine if he was left at home, every player would be wondering who's girlfriend/wife/boyfriend/ poodle he was with?, completely disrupting the moral of the side.


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