Much like the wider economy, football in this country is an overinflated bubble ready to burst. Two years after failing to qualify for the European Championships, let us see further embarrassment with an early exit from the World Cup. Then let us seize this opportunity to properly scrutinise the national game and its failings, rather than single out the manger or individual members of the squad.
I’ve just checked the BBC Sport website, and once again I read about another dismal performance from the England team (Israel 0-0 England).
Many pundits were suggesting that Euro 2004 was our best chance of winning at international tournament since Italia ‘90, and who would have doubted them.
The appointment of Fabio Capello has brought about a more stylish and confident England. Now they have a kit to match.
Over the last few weeks I have been going over in my mind the reasons why I should support the national team at this years World Cup.