Four months before a major championship and England are without a captain and manager.
Why can't the FA ever do anything professionally?
They took from the captaincy from John Terry two years ago due to a private predicament. Then they essentially end the Chelsea captain's international career after undermining Capello by taking the armband away from Terry for a second time.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Whatever chance they had beforehand, England are now in red alert and will, barring a Lazarus-like recovery, fail at Euro 2012.
Here are five reasons that England's Euro 2012 hopes are now in flames.