SAM Allardyce has accused Fabio Capello of 'getting personal' after insisting Paul Robinson's England snub was nothing to do with his goalkeeping prowess.

Blackburn Rovers' stopper was left out of England's provisional 30-man World Cup squad on Tuesday, leaving his club manager bemused at 'Robbo's' omission.

The former Spurs man has been in scintillating form for Rovers this campaign, with a string of impressive performances helping Allardyce's men to a 10th place Premier League finish.

He has struggled to make an impact on the international scene under England boss Capello though, with just one appearance as an unused substitute to his name under the Italian's regime.

Allardyce said: "I am staggered totally. It is completely the wrong decision.

"If you look at his form for Rovers, there has not been a better goalkeeper who has been so consistent.

"It clearly can't be anything else then Fabio has something else against him, because he has always said the people in form would get selected.

"There is nobody better than Paul Robinson at the moment, so there must be something before that that has happened to put him off him as a person and not as a goalkeeper."

West Ham's Robert Green, Portsmouth's David James and Manchester City's Joe Hart have been given the nod for the trip – with Robinson's vast international experience surprisingly ignored.

The 30-year-old, who has 41 England caps to his name, was an ever present in the 2006 World Cup finals campaign in Germany – keeping four clean sheets in five games to help his country to the quarter-finals, where they lost to Portugal on penalties.

His last appearance though came more than two years ago now, with Allardyce fearing Capello's selection could yet prove costly in South Africa.

Allardyce said: "He has made the biggest mistake of his selection process has Fabio.

"As much as I respect him for what he has done that is one big, big mistake.

"Thirteen clean sheets speak for themselves. There has to be other reasons why he hasn't selected him because there is nobody in better form than Paul Robinson.

"Perhaps Harty can run him close but he hasn't got 40-odd England caps of experience and hasn't played in any major championships before.

"So it would be much more valuable having Paul Robinson there than it would be to have Joe Hart.

"Never mind the David James scenario, who is spasmodically in and out because it seems he has a bit of an injury problem.

"I am really disappointed for him and I am really disappointed Fabio hasn't selected him but I am bound to say that because I am Paul Robinson's manager."