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And it looks like Cole will be one of the remaining 4 to miss out. Cole was given permission to leave Wembley and was not included amongst the subs - fuelling rumours that he is the striker to miss out!

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What do you think of the sensation that Cole was injured and would have been taken otherwise. I think that we have to take it at face value until KK or Cole say anything differentl, also does this mean that Fowler would have been dropped.
 

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I still think it is a big cover up, but I'd suggest that it would probably have been Phillips that would have been dropped. He is the only striker (except Cole) not to feature in the warm up games (except 6 minutes V Brazil).

I think most English fans are glad that Cole missed out (except the obvious Man U fans) as he is the least clinical striker of the main strikers. Heskey was taken as he offers a different option with his power and pace and immense strength.
 
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