Date: 31st August 2007 at 1:02pm
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Today is not only transfer deadline day, but is also the day that Spineless Steve selected his England squad for the Euro 2008 matches that could save his England job – or if results go badly, cost him it.

Both David James and Sol Campbell have again been named in his 26 man squad for the double header against Israel and Russia.

Spineless Steve must now make the decision on which keeper he will start with, James or Paul Robinson, with the Pompey man tipped to get the nod.

Campbell however will probably have to be content with a place on the bench, unless Spineless Steve does make the call that many, myself included, feel that he should and drops Rio Ferdinand, paring the Pompey man with captain John Terry.

Uncapped pair David Bentley and much more surprisingly Ashley Young have been called up, but on the whole it is a case of many of his usual old favourites – the ones that only he can see are worthy of a place in the squad – still getting in, with his old Boro mate Stuart Downing back in the fold, again preferred to the far better left sided option of Matty Taylor.

Another Pompey player called up for England is Martin Cranie, who has again been named in the U21 squad. He is in with a chance of adding to his 1st cap in the upcoming games against Montenegro and Bulgaria.

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