HAVE England, in the last two or three decades, ever had a result of note?  Ever?

The biggest problem with Roy Hodgson’s side is not their talent or their technical ability – and, yes, that is a big bloody problem – it’s their mentality.

They never want to do more than they can.  Playing safe is the name of the game and to open up in somewhere like Ukraine or Macedonia would be unthinkable.

It’s always the bare minimum – even in friendlies – in the defence-first nature of the English and every two-year cycle is just a skidding process towards an underwhelming second round halt.  The quarter finals with a good draw, of course.

They’re not good enough, I know that and it will take a lot longer than 2022 to fix them but they don’t even try.

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