...thank god. Some days back Steven Gerrard made Roy Hodgson a very sad man as he retired from England duty after a World Cup that summed up the player's international career of failure.
...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.
...they're 18th in the FIFA rankings. But losing to this England side, even in a friendly in which they didn't look bothered, surely indicates that ranking is close to being right.
…Poland on Tuesday night. After all if he’s going to act the part of McClown he might as well dress the part. Just get the overwhelming sense of deja-vu and that this World Cup qualifying campaign is going the way of Steve McClaren’s doomed single campaign in charge. Uninspiring and lucky with that luck running […]
...against San Marino. I take it rain interrupted play or was it bad light? Should San Marino be in World Cup qualifiers? Or are they value for exposing England?
...was putting up a stink. From the man himself to his beloved extra officials to the visiting fans a stink was put out at White Hart Lane as Spurs were denied an opening game victory in the Europa League.
...FIFA ranking. The higher you get in the FIFA world rankings the stranger some of the inclusions especially England's repeated presence in the top 10.
...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.
...again. Showing himself, the FA, FIFA and the whole of the game up, yet again and yet again getting away with it. Just like Rooney is again getting away with it.
...it was only England after all. Not only that it's still a Fabio led England, with much of the same dead wood hanging onto their places as competed with France during the World Cup for the worst team on show.
...World Cup. It epitomised pretty much what had happened in most of the previous 63 games throughout this last 31 days of the 19th FIFA World Cup. As the Dutch played a scummy game and got what they deserved.
...Hissing Sid. The media got their target as cool, calm, collected Fabio folded under the pressure and stripped one scumbag of the armband to give it to another scumbag.
...but you can't take the ARSEnal out of the player. Why such the shock about a dirty cheat indulging in some dirty cheating to get through to the World Cup and getting away with it.
...unwatchable by this evidence. After tuning in to a bit of the Confederations Cup in South Africa it looks like next years World Cup could be a difficult to watch.
...having Beckham as captain against Trinidad & Tobago probably did a job but on the football front it was just another meaningless cap that yet again devalues the shirt.