The real reason Fabio picked Fulham's Bullard
Tucked away tightly between a high-scoring weekend of Premier League action and an almost certainly equally frantic transfer deadline day, Fabio Capello last night named his first competitive England squad.
While the omission of Michael Owen has been the story thatÃ¢ÂÂs dominated the back pages this morning, the issue that will have really caught the football publicÃ¢ÂÂs imagination will have been the shock inclusion of Jimmy Bullard.
Bullard: Looking sharp as ever
But should it have been a shock? FourFourTwo.com can exclusively reveal Fabio CapelloÃ¢ÂÂs reasoning for selecting the lovable 70Ã¢ÂÂs throwback.
To do this we need point you no further than our sister website FootballTalentSpotter.com, a nifty little site that allows you, the football public, to rate every professional footballer in Great Britain.
At the time of writing Mr Bullard was sat in 13th place in our Hotlist, making him the fifth highest English Premier League midfielder. However with Steven Gerrard (crocked) and Paul Scholes (retired) ahead of him, he more than warrants a place in the team for SaturdayÃ¢ÂÂs match with Andorra, and thatÃ¢ÂÂs scienceÃ¢ÂÂ¦or democracyÃ¢ÂÂ¦or something.
"I'm not sure who to put on, anyone got a Blackberry?"
Anyway, the esteemed Mr Capello is obviously using FootballTalentSpotter.com to help him pick his squads, which can only be good news for WolvesÃ¢ÂÂ Matt Jarvis, who at the time of writing was floating around the lower half of the HotlistÃ¢ÂÂs top 10.
It might be worth waiting by the phone Matt if Frank Lampard picks up a knock, thatÃ¢ÂÂs all weÃ¢ÂÂre saying...