What The Papers Talk

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has blasted Fabio Capello’s decision to call-up Ledley King to the England squad as he can barely train with the Spurs squad due to a persistent knocking sound. (The Star)

King himself has pleaded with Capello not to pick him and said he may retire from international football in order to discover the cause of the knocking sound. (Daily Telegraph)

Championship star Jason Scotland is in danger of being out of work this summer because of a squeaking noise that is hard to trace. Said a Swansea fan: “On an average Saturday, our games are constantly disrupted by a small, repetitive squeak coming from Jason. It’s very distracting”. A local mechanic has offered to take the player out for a run to see if he can work out where it’s coming from.  (Daily Mail)

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will not face any further investigation into the explosive backfiring noises which lead to his dismissal against Fulham on Saturday. The referee is satisfied that Rooney has since had his cylinders cleaned and that there should be no further trouble. (Various)