...you into submission. It, unfortunately, looks like not even England's clutching of a draw from the jaws of victory against Spain in his final audition will prevent the F.A. hiring Gareth Southgate.
...tours. The Vuelta a Espana and the Tour of Britain finished at the weekend both in their own way were grand.
...returns in time. It takes two to tango and with Italy playing their part Spain's style in the final of Euro 2012, wasn't as boring as in previous matches.
...feel good about themselves? Opening games of tournaments have become increasingly cagey affairs, teams scared of getting off to a bad start, leading to some dire football and said teams ending up on the wrong end of a bad start.
...disguise? England go overboard celebrating their lucky 1-0 victory over Spain in a friendly like the Jocks did back in 1967.
...again. Spurs' humiliating four nil defeat to Fulham in the fourth round of the FA Cup should be the last we see of that horrible light blue away kit that results in Spurs playing like they don't care.
...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.
...he got number 108 did bugger all with it except show why it should be the last. Fabio says he learned a lot from the flattering 2-0 defeat to Spain, it's doubtful going by the players he used.
...it all depends on what Capello does tonight. Will he hand Beckham another cap making the England record meaningless and will he pick a meaningless team to face Spain.
...oh Wien. So unlike the last Euros this time the best team throughout the tournament picked up the trophy.
...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.
...they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? Philippe Senderos. Which kind of, bar a couple of games, describes Euro 2008 so far.
Thierry Henry is a big girl dirty cheat for feigning injury to try and get Puyol sent off in France's last 16 win over Spain.