...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.
...should he? As soon as it was announced on Sunday night that the F.A. have made their approach to the man they want to take over as England boss the knives were out because that man was Roy Hodgson and not 'Arry Redknapp.
...scripts. Hours after being found unanimously not guilty of tax evasion charges Fabio Capello chucks the dummy and walks out of the England job.
...then how can this man be in the frame? Steve 'McClown' McClaren isn't English, he's Dutch everyone knows it, how could the F.A. hear that interview and think he's from anywhere else but the Netherlands?
...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.
...Pavlyuchenko? 'Arry doesn't know, Guus doesn't know but with places up for grabs against the Woolwich Wanderers at the weekend Pav didn't grab his chance in Spurs' 2-0 defeat of Everton in the League Cup.
...the Cup final on Saturday. Thankfully Guus Hiddink is a man of his word and has headed back off to Russia though he should really be flying out to lead England in their World Cup qualifiers.
...what am I gonna do for the final now. After they lost to Spain choosing between them and Germany in the final is like the choice between being shot and electrocuted.
...you buffoon, thank you the F.A. you cretins. For making sure Guus Hiddink didn't take the England job resulting in us suffering under the McClown.
Guus Hiddink looks the best man out of the contenders put forward to replace Sven-Goran Eriksson as the England football manager.