Football: ENGLAND'S TROPHY WIVES ; First Ladies of Football Finally We Know Who's Going to the World Cup - and Who They'll Be Taking along. So Which of the Players' Other Halves Are Premier Division, and Who Should Be Relegated? Henry Deedes Reports

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Football: ENGLAND'S TROPHY WIVES ; First Ladies of Football Finally We Know Who's Going to the World Cup - and Who They'll Be Taking along. So Which of the Players' Other Halves Are Premier Division, and Who Should Be Relegated? Henry Deedes Reports


Deedes, Henry, The Independent (London, England)


LOUISE OWEN, 25

Another tale of childhood sweethearts, Louise married Michael Owen two years ago after a 10-year courtship. She suffered a riding accident in 2004 when she fel off her horse, which then fel on top of her. Louise is a regular on Bond Street, but likes to keep a lower profile than her husband's status could demand.

HEAT APPEAL: 3

BLING FACTOR: 2

SPENDING POWER: 4

REBECCAROBINSON, 24

Say what you like about Gary Nevile's fiance Emma Hadfield, the girl's clearly got bals. Hadfield took The Sun newspaper to court and won substantial damages after the paper claimed she had been playing away while Nevile was in Portugal for Euro 2004. Her engagement ring is reported to be worth pounds 170,000.

HEAT APPEAL: 3

BLING FACTOR: 3

SPENDING POWER: 3

CHERYL TWEEDIE, 22

A feisty little number. Cheryl was once convicted for attacking a nightclub loo attendant. Looks wel placed to go solo once her band Girls Aloud disband, making Tweedie and Cole quite the burgeoning power couple. Could put pressure on Posh if Cole decides on a move to Madrid.

HEAT APPEAL: 4

BLING FACTOR: 4

SPENDING POWER: 5

REBECCA ROBINSON, 24

Though not thought to court the trappings of a footbaler's wife, Rebecca's marriage to the England goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, has not passed without incident. The childhood sweethearts married in 2004 only to split a few months later. When they made up last year, it was caled "the best save of Paul's life".

HEAT APPEAL: 1

BLING FACTOR: 1

SPENDING POWER: 3

REBECCAELLISON, 25

"Long suffering" is the phrase most commonly attached to Rio Ferdinand's fiance, Rebecca Elison. Their five-year relationship has been peppered with alegations of Ferdinand's aleged infidelities. An air hostess, Lauren Alcorn, claimed this year Rio had been sleeping with her behind Elison's back for five years.

HEAT APPEAL: 3

BLING FACTOR: 2

SPENDING POWER: 2

ALEXCURRAN, 23

While Steven Gerrard's footbaling class is strictly premier cru, his fiance Alex Curran's celebrity status has al the fizzle of cheap spumante. She's got the perma-tan, the bleached blond locks, as wel as a healthy shopping habit, but the media remains less enchanted with Curran than they do with say, Posh or Coleen.

HEAT APPEAL: 3

BLING FACTOR: 4

SPENDING POWER: 4

AMANDA JAMES, 24

The milionaires behind Friends Reunited wil have been beaming at this union. After signing up to the website, Amanda hooked up with James, whom she had once dated at school. It spelt the end of James's 13-year marriage, and his former wife was angry that "Jaymo" paid for Amanda's boob job.

HEAT APPEAL: 2

BLING FACTOR: 3

SPENDING POWER: 3

MELANIESLADE,17

You could hear the rest of the litter's nails sharpening as Theo Walcott's girlfriend Melanie Slade took centre stage this week. Like Walcott, Slade is said to be a well-grounded teenager, but events this summer could see her life change dramatically over the next year. If Walcott's blistering pace lights up Germany, Slade could be the one making all the running in the not-too distant future.

HEAT APPEAL: 2

BUNG FACTOR: 1

SPENDING POWER: 2

TONIPOOLE,23

Like Elison, Toni Poole is wel accust to kiss-and-tel alegations leveled at her fianc, John Terry. Also like Elison, s chooses to stand by her man. Poole is known to enjoy the spotlight. If Stev McClaren decides to appoint Terry as England captain after the World Cup, he could be one to watch.

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