...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.
...but what have they got be be fearful about? Fear of failure? Why on earth would this group of England players have a fear of failure? They've failed repeatedly for England and faced no consequences.
...last night. Was ITV telling us how good England were. Unsurprisingly England were crap in the first game of a tournament, unsurprisingly Lampard and Gerrard didn't work and unsurprisingly ITV talked them up live and and exclusive.
...at the World Cup? After the two final warm up games against Mexico and Japan that England luckily won it looked like most of the side don't want a place in the final 23 man squad. But it brought two main problems with Fabio and the way he does things.