...early. More to the point it should put us England fans out of our misery and we can get on and enjoy the competition without the bloated failures clogging up the rest of the World Cup.
...good. But with that England performance to go with the 2-0 loss to Chile you might as well give up.
...was a fitting game. 'Arry could have managed either of these teams in a parallel universe. He could have quite easily overseen a game as utterly devoid of skill and talent as was put on by and England side as they failed yet again to win against a team that's not San Marino or Moldova.
...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.
...his first World Cup qualifier. But you know he hasn't. You know what he thinks he saw isn't what he actually did, by he effusive praise of certain individuals and the knowledge they'll be there against Ukraine on Tuesday.
...almost England. Regardless of England's first competitive victory over Sweden, this was a match between pretty equally matched sides, turned on piece of good fortune - James Milner's yellow card.
...happening? England to only draw after being ahead at half-time and Wayne Rooney to be sent off. Any bets taken?
...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.
...Fabio. Neither have I claimed you are a monster, rather I put you firmly in the Italian version of Sven Goran-Eriksson as England manager, you beat little teams in qualifying but are out of our depth when the real thing comes round.
..live last night. I had far better things to do with my time and after all they never watched me when I was crap. But I knew they'd struggle against poor opposition but win and many would claim it as a new dawn for Fabio's side.
...well you don't. You want the same old usual suspects with the addition of Bobby Zamora. This is Fabio Capello's idea on how to take England on from the debacle that was the World Cup.
...aren't you Germany. Not only did the German's thrash us at our own game in the World Cup but now they're doing a damn fine job of analysing the problems with the England team as Thomas Mueller says there's too many alpha males.
...this old excuse. It's not cutting it as an excuse Fabio, after all teh German's played more games than our superstars and their best player was in action last summer while our lot had a nice break.
..aren't we. I mean after stuffing the might of Slovenia a whole one nothing, who is there now good enough to stop England from going all the way and lifting the trophy?
...it's a knockout. There's a couple of quotes that come to mind about not learning the lessons from history and repeating mistakes over and over again as Gerrard and Lampard are set to play together for the 61st time for England.