Why the omission of Tom Huddlestone proves Fabio hasn't learned a thing from the World Cup
Where did Fabio Capello's promise to look to the future go after he stayed on as England manager following the World Cup?
That seemed a distant memory when Capello named a 24 man squad to face Bulgaria on Friday night - without Tottenham's Tom Huddlestone.
Huddlestone is one of the most in-form players in the Premier League, let alone English players.
Capello went to White Hart Lane last week and saw Huddlestone put on a majestic midfield display against Young Boys. That was just a week after he saved them from a humiliating first leg defeat.
Huddlestone played one of the most imaginative and clever left foot passes I've ever seen. It was only a simple pass in midfield and yet it was reminiscent of Glenn Hoddle.
But - surprise, surprise - Capello chose Michael Carrick, currently struggling to get a game at Manchester United, ahead of Huddlestone.
Forget anything but the same old, same old from Fabio.