If football is the new religion I am now an English athiest. I no longer believe. I have never seen a team of eleven individuals paid so much money and loved so much do so very little. If Winston Churchill had seen the latest England performance he might have been moved to have said that never in the field of international football have so few owed so much to so many.
There was no passion, no conviction, no imagination, no intelligence, no luck, nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Once again the English FA have paid millions of pounds for that.Millions of pounds which will now deepen the pockets of another failed foreign manager.
If anyone had any sense they would have had a Great Britain team long ago. It would have reflected the true spirit and success of this country. And, this success would have brought about more than one World Cup win. I am conviced of that. But the British will continue to handicap themselves to be less than the sum of their parts for no better reason than this is the way we have always done things.
Get rid of the overpaid footballers and put in a team which reflects British football. A team from the Championship with only British players ought not to be too hard to find. I think they would beat Germany.