So Pearce couldn't find a place for Beckham but there's room for a whole bunch of no marks that I've never heard of and for Tomkins, who spent last season in the Championship. I know there are restrictions on over age players but that's not the point. This squad doesn't stand a cat in hell's chance of winning a medal, so why not pick Beckham as a reward for all he has done for the Olympic bid?
I was angry when it was first announced that Beckham had been left out, and I'm even angrier now I've seen the full squad. Allardyce should pull Tomkins out immediately. Why risk injury and lose him from pre season fixtures for the sake of a tournament that means nothing and that we can't win anyway? Reid was told to opt out of the New Zealand squad so what's cool for the Kiwi should be cool for the Kander surely?
And back to that squad, the overage players, Cleverly, Ramsay, Sturridge and Butland apart it is less the Who's Who of British football and more the Who? Who?