As the dust settles on yet another shameful World Cup exit by the Three Lions the debate will inevitably migrate from away from the merits of video technology and towards the reasons for the national side’s lacklustre flop.
The primary reason has got to be the players.
Look at the last World Cup, individually, performances were poor. England didn’t even qualify for the European Championships in 2008 and they followed this up with another underwhelming tournament.
Of course, manager Fabio Capello made many mistakes, but the FA has seen to it that we have a whole two weeks of speculation over his future. So let’s take the chance to examine where the dead wood is in the squad.