What the hell is going on? How can John Terry and Frank Lampard be released from the England squad because of European games in the middle of next week, whilst Parker, carrying TWO injuries, may be required to play for 90 minutes tomorrow, ahead of an early kick off on Saturday?
The barmy Italian claims that tired players pick up injuries easily but who should be feeling most leg weary at the moment, Frank Lampard who has missed a great chunk of the season and who plays in a well oiled machine, or Parker who has carried West Ham on his back since August, hardly missing a game?
Add in the fact that Parker's Dad died last week, and you have to wonder at the absurd inconsistency of Capello. Parker is potentially both physically and emotionally exhausted. This is clearly a case of the crazy Italian cowtowing to the big clubs and saying to Hell with the smaller fry.
What right has he to release one club's players and not another's? Rooney is back at Man Utd as we speak, resting and preparing for the battle at Upton Park on Saturday; whilst Parker is confined in Capello's prison, facing a potentially bruising encounter with Ghana tomorrow. Rooney has started 26 club games this season, Parker 36. So who is more in need of a rest exactly?
This is truly outrageous and West Ham should lodge an official complaint. If Parker is ruled out of Saturday's game and Rooney scores the winner, will we be compensated? Not a cat in hell's chance. Sullivan should get on the blower and order Scotty home and Capello should be hauled before the FA to explain his crass inconsistency!