...you into submission. It, unfortunately, looks like not even England's clutching of a draw from the jaws of victory against Spain in his final audition will prevent the F.A. hiring Gareth Southgate.
...he wasn't up to the job. I do hope the F.A. remember that after watching England struggle in their nil, nil draw with Slovenia.
..penalties. In his attempt to surpass Bobby Charlton as record goal scorer for England, Wayne Rooney had to be handed the easiest way to do so with a couple of penalties, that sum him up these days.
...the results. It is after all a result based business and that's what Roy's England managed against Slovenia to go unbeaten in qualification in the season after that miserable World Cup.
...England. Apparently the international friendly between England and Peru at Wembley was shown live on TV in Brazil. I hope they had a suitably good laugh.
...England. As they finally beat some country that isn't called Moldova or San Marino in their World Cup qualifying group. Hang your heads in shame Montenegro.
...the lower down them you go. Wales are in the right spot in the world rankings around Haiti, Granada etc. It's England at 4th who are in the false position.
...boots, after that. England actually manage to beat a fourth rate side at home in their opening qualification game for Euro 2012. Meet the new qualification campaign, same as the old qualification campaign.
...or have they been bugging me? A newspaper review of the World Cup TV coverage so far pretty much echoed everything I'd been saying, especially about the odious performance of the main ITV trio of commentators.
...all football. They have the amazing ability to turn everything to shit, Hell they pretty much did it to Morecambe and Wise what chance has the game got. Still it's really the fault of the F.A. and the 30 pieces of silver they got.
...a tear. It was with a loud cheer I greeted the news that David Beckham suffered a torn Achilles tendon playing for AC Milan, which should keep him out of England's World Cup squad for the summer.
...ridiculous. After Clive Tyldesley wanked himself live on air over David Beckham's 32 minute presence on the pitch Steve Bruce, who has had far too many knocks to the head in his years as a player, gave his old team mate the man of the match award.
...Cos that's what'll 'appen. If enough people cough up the £4.99 to £11.99 to watch the meaningless England game against the Ukraine on teh interweb then how long before more and more games are shown this way.
...you did a great job last night. With your superior tactical brain you made sure that watching the Champions League Final against Barcelona on ITV was almost bearable.