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Forward Thinking: The ball, altitude, they are all just excuses - the players need to get over it

Andy Cole: Wallcharts at the ready, it's time to work out exactly who'll win this tournament

Forward Thinking: A Brazil v England semi in one half of the draw (sorry Fabio, but arrivederci) and a toss-up between Spain and Argentina

Andy Cole: You have to feel for Darren Bent, Europe's unluckiest striker

Forward Thinking: Bent was the only striker in any of the big European leagues to score 20 or more league goals last season and not go to the World Cup

Andy Cole: When the phoney war finishes, Gerrard will be England's key man

Forward Thinking: He is versatile in terms of position, dynamic in terms of making his team tick, and when allowed to roam the danger he presents is frightening

Andy Cole: I know the pain of missing out on a World Cup. I'm still waiting for that call Sven promised me

Glenn Hoddle let personal animosity between us influence a footballing decision. He struggled to get on with me professionally

Andy Cole: Three cheers for Newcastle – but they need to splash out to stay up

I am delighted that Newcastle have secured promotion back to the Premier League, and the Championship title too – that on Monday at Plymouth – but I fear that unless they spend some serious cash they'll be going back down.

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Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole believes Wayne Rooney's ability to finish the simplest of chances is what has made him so deadly this season.

Stewart will be fit to start next season

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