...all his fault. He did a pretty good job for a tactically limited manager who was extremely restricted by the limited way English football, footballers and top flight managers look down at the Under-21 set up.
...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?
...scripts. Hours after being found unanimously not guilty of tax evasion charges Fabio Capello chucks the dummy and walks out of the England job.
...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.
...Stuart. You didn't really think you'd go on and beat the Germans now did you? England rode their luck to get to the European U21 Championship final but were beaten by a far better German side.
England players practiced taking penalties for the Under 21 European Championship and it showed as the scored 12 in the shoot out against the Dutch who won by scoring 13.
Engalnds 0-0 draw in the opening game of the European Under-21 Championship with a missed penalty late on has a familiarty with the way Staurt Pearce's season went.