...when they said England would win the group? Oh that's right I've watch enough England games like this latest one the final group D game against Ukraine. It's amazing what a couple of very scrappy, lucky, wins can do for reality.
...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.
...according to the 'experts'. The reaction from certain quarters to England hanging on for a draw in their Euro 2012 opener against a poor French team was quite predictable.
...back. After England's latest one nil, uninspiring, victory if they are going to play like Switzerland they should at least look like Switzerland.
...season. In the couldn't make it up department it goes to rival the UN choice of Robert Mugabe as their International Tourism Ambassador, Roy has half of Liverpool's under performers in the England squad.
...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'.
...every football ground. The good old days of pre-Premier League football, where the box didn't resemble Come Dancing at corners.
...NEXT! So was that Stuart Pearce's one and only game as manager of England? Does he deserve another chance or his he just a bit too desperate for the job at the Euros despite all the protestations to the contrary?
...Fabio game. Against a team that wasn't even mediocre Fabio's side put in a performance that provides a win but won't excite anyone bar the delusional.
...it was 10 years ago today. Owen hat-trick, screamer from Gerrard even Heskey scored and we stuffed the Germans... just memories...
...has played out. I hadn't really paid much attention to what looks on paper as England's rather easy qualifying group for the 2014 World Cup Finals.
...themselves. Just over a week back Paul Scholes revealed why he quit playing for England and it had nothing to do with being played out on the left but rather those that were playing around him, those playing for personal glory and not the team.
...substitution. One scumbag who has played a full part in past failures, Terry, regains the captain's armband from another scumbag who has played a full part in past failures, Ferdinand.
...again. Showing himself, the FA, FIFA and the whole of the game up, yet again and yet again getting away with it. Just like Rooney is again getting away with it.
...shocker. Well as of writing this that is, so far I haven't heard that Michael Dawson is suffering any career threatening injury due to his 67 minute outing as England beat Denmark, last night.