I would get annoyed about the disallowed goal but, frankly (no pun intended), I'm not that bothered. Actually, that's not true; I am bothered, but it's about fifteenth on the list of things that went wrong with England in that game.
When we were pondering which version of England would turn up, we made one key mistake; we assumed they'd turn up.
Attention John Terry Muppet-Infidel: Your narcissism may be of such magnitude that you're considering lining your whole house with mirror tiles, but that doesn't change the fact that you're paid to defend, you slag. YOU may well think you're giving your all for the cause and the fans will love you for it. WE just think your reading of the game requires a Braille version and that you're being a vain moron in leaving a gaping orifice at the back against a rapidly counter-attacking team (and no; in this very specific instance I don't mean Matthew Upson).
Attention Defensively-Oriented Muppet-Infidels: Run, damnit. No; not somebody else: You.
Attention all Muppet-Infidels bar Rooney, Cole and Lampard: Move, damnit. No; not somebody else: You. It provides options, dontyaknow?
Attention Steven Gerrard Muppet-Infidel: One wildly-optimistic shot from distance that bothers geostationary satellites more than it bothers goalkeepers when there are other options available might be considered unfortunate. You might want to reconsider the strategy before it gets to four in the space of five minutes.
Attention David James Non-Muppet-Infidel: You have my sympathies. Seriously. Nobody should have to put up with that.
Attention German Non-Muppet-Infidels: Well played. Thank you for putting us out of misery and misbegotten optimism.
Attention Uncapped Right-Back Infidels: If you put a bit more effort in, there's a job going spare.
Attention Plastic Muppet-Infidels: Bye-bye! Please close the door on your way out.
Best moment of the match: Text message from my brother in the 85th minute: "I expect that right now Stuart Pearce is urging Capello to play David James up front".
Attention Betfair Patriot Muppet-Infidels: Thank you. That'll do nicely. Thank you, also, Peter Cook.
Currently only 1/3 in my predictions. Only time will tell if it gets any better.
Right, then. Argies versus Mexico ...
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