According to Doctor Evil, Carlton Goals should be targeting a place in England's squad for the European Championship. Oh yes? With Wellbeck and Sturridge finding their feet in the Prem, why would Fabio go back to Carlton, no matter what he achieves in the Championship?
Goals against the likes of Watford may be enough to secure you a place in Scotland's team, but things are not yet that desperate where England are concerned. True we have lost Rooney courtesy of his bookie busting red card in Montenegro, but can anybody see Capello reaching down to the bottom shelf to bring Cole back into the England fold? No chance.
There's nout wrong in Allardyce using a bit of kidology of course but Carlton isn't thick and will surely see through this. The FA might not be very impressed however. Suggesting that Cole might be good enough to lead our attack in a major Championships is not going to do any good to Sam's chances of landing the England job when Capello departs.