...term. The deep rooted problems with the England national football team can't be fixed overnight but there a number of small things that can be done straight away to make things somewhat better in the near future.
...men of them. England's defeat of a Welsh side containing 12 British Lions, taking the Triple Crown and keeping their title hopes alive was another big step in the making of many of Stuart Lancaster's teams.
...post. Very lax of me, I mean England snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in Paris and then the ineptness of the Jocks at home against the Auld Enemy should have elicited something here.
...it's just they're sick and tired of him. Welsh Wales legends have been coming out and complaining about England's coaches making it public knowledge they have some questions for the referee of Saturday's championship decider.
...Grand Slam. Get the funny feeling that's all they were thinking about when the little matter of an Italian side could quite have easily spoiled the party.
...as planned. In fact it probably couldn't have gone worse for them. Revenge, for that's what the Newsnight “investigation” they actually showed was.
...cost England. Stuart Lancaster had pretty much done a good job as interim England head coach and the game against Wales looked to be his crowing glory, if he hadn't just blown it with stereotyped substitutions.
...the lower down them you go. Wales are in the right spot in the world rankings around Haiti, Granada etc. It's England at 4th who are in the false position.
...meh. A drab, rain affected, test match in Wales was no way to hail the returning Ashes heroes and it looked to be ending in a damp squib until Sri Lanka pulled something out of the bag.
...nothing new there then. During the first half against England in their Euro 2012 qualifier Wales showed exactly why they are ranked below Luxembourg on the world stage.
...Jocks. After all they repeatedly do their best to make the Jocks look good on a rugby pitch and they were at it again on Sunday as they struggled to keep the Grand Slam dream alive.
...remember and hate. The England rugby side that puts in shockingly awful performances that are followed up by the manager and captain saying how great they were.
...post three days later? England actually not only manage a win at Twickenham in their opening Six Nations game but the score three tries in the process and it takes till Tuesday for a post.
...that even the BBC SPOTY winner was shocked at getting the award. Phone bills in the Home Counties will be sky high after the viewers decided to make a joke out of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award
...same idiots. All those lessons that the England team leaned at Cardiff were put into good use yesterday at Lord's as the batsmen protected their wicket and give them away with stupid shots against inept bowling.