...England. It looked like England's hosts, Montenegro, believed their own hype in last night's World Cup qualifier. All they had to do was turn up to win.
…Poland on Tuesday night. After all if he’s going to act the part of McClown he might as well dress the part. Just get the overwhelming sense of deja-vu and that this World Cup qualifying campaign is going the way of Steve McClaren’s doomed single campaign in charge. Uninspiring and lucky with that luck running [...]
...against San Marino. I take it rain interrupted play or was it bad light? Should San Marino be in World Cup qualifiers? Or are they value for exposing England?
...friendly in Switzerland? A half full Wankdorf Stadium in Berne suggested no. Even if the Olympics hadn't just finished there still wouldn't be much interest in this game, seeing what England should have been like at the Euros.
...the old boss? As I've posted here before I wanted Roy Hodgson to be the England boss. I've wanted it for years, since Glenn Hoddle was sacked. You know when they say be careful what you wish for...
...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.
...passenger. Rooney's three match ban meaning he'll miss the group games in Euro 2012 but Fabio will still take him along just in case.
...happening? England to only draw after being ahead at half-time and Wayne Rooney to be sent off. Any bets taken?
...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.
...as Del Boy would have said to Fergie. So the two best teams in Europe met in the Champions League final at Wembley and one team was on a completely different level.
...can you explain that Fabio? Yes that's right and England side shorn of the usual suspects who have failed time and time again put in a pretty good performance. So what now?
...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.
...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.
...ManUre All the ones I've seen anyway. They're all along the same line as 'ManUre frustrated Spurs to hang on for the draw'. Their goalkeeper was happy with the point as he time wasted from early on.
...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.