...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.
...they are a great side. They are top because they are just a bit better than the rubbish that makes up the rest of England's Euro 2012 qualifying group and good enough to to get a point away to Fabio's mob.
...and they deserved to win. So West Ham can now be happy for the rest of the season, when they are relegated they can look back and at least have one high spot, beating Spurs, who seem to have their eyes on something else.
...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.
...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.
...or should that be England 2. That's what it would have been on paper after the German's stuffed Maradonna's lot in the quarter-final on Saturday, of course on actual grass it probably would have somewhat different.
...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.
...Chris. Lot of people reaching Toxic Web after searching for "Chris Waddle rant" not to find it. Thy're just finding mentions of Chris Waddle and the mental block after 1990 which means he is unable to say the word penalty. Or that classic rant from a QPR fan.
...Germany. Keggy reacted with humility after that defeat, Fabio reacted like England's biggest defeat in a World Cup finals came as a great shock to him, well it didn't come as a great shock here.
..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.