...and love. While England's almost A-team shone in Germany the B-team grasped their chance with both hands, fell over, let it slip out of their grasp and threw it into the back of their own net, as they lost at home to the Dutch.
...again. The Jocks are consoling themselves that the game against the Auld Enemy didn't count for anything, it's the Euros that really matter, but it doesn't half make them look bad being outclassed and beaten by Roy's mob.
...saw. As England drew 2-2 with Ecuador in the humidity of Miami, did Roy Hodgson see what was glaringly obvious to everyone else watching on? Bring on the kids.
...England. It looked like England's hosts, Montenegro, believed their own hype in last night's World Cup qualifier. All they had to do was turn up to win.
...friendly in Switzerland? A half full Wankdorf Stadium in Berne suggested no. Even if the Olympics hadn't just finished there still wouldn't be much interest in this game, seeing what England should have been like at the Euros.
...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.
...more? From the squad he chose to the first starting lineup he put out to the formation they lined up in to the changes he made and the performance they put on in beating Norway one nil he's doing his best to shout 'this is all I've got'.
...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.
...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.
..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.
..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?
...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.
...does anyone actually believe it? Yes it was just a friendly against Mexico but the score was immensely flattering and it wasn't exactly a one off poor performance it had such hallmarks of previous regimes.
...before unlike Fabio not well after the World Cup finals. Fabio Capello has named his provisional 30 squad for the World Cup it includes the usual suspects alongside some stupid choices and 6 players from Spurs.
...from England's opposition. After a shocking first half against Egypt at Wembley, England managed to scrape a win but that team put out by Capello and led by Gerrard should fill no one with hopes of World Cup glory.