Owen doesnt get involved in the play as much, even when he has played for England... anyway Owen hasnt become the player he could have been because of his injuries. Anyway other suggestions say he failed a fitness test and is why he wasnt called... no one will know and Capello will not explain his decisions. I honestly thought Rooney scored more than 12 EPL goals last year, considering the amount of games and the team he plays for that is not very good indeed... especially as he is supposed to be a very good goalscorer... it says he got 13 assists so maybe it makes up for it, but in England its difficult to assist anyone with Beckham lumping the ball 60 yards and expecting you to control it with 3 defenders around you and being isolated. Probably more than the names on the team sheet, the 'technical' brain of some of the England players is rather silly. I still stand by my point that nearly ALL of the top EPL teams have foreigners in the heart of their midfield... the only team which doesnt is Man U with Carrick, yes he is injured, but through 3 England not one of them rate Carrick, the annoying [email protected]@ds. I am not Carrick's biggest fan, but he is surely the best midfield option at international level that England have, indeed England have no other player with his kind of abilities. Carrick must play (when he is fit again).