Firstly the goal that never was.
In a million pound industry at the biggest football show on Earth when a goal is scored it must be allowed to stand. When a goal is wrongly scored it must not.
In a matter of seconds Englands legitimate second goal could have been given Argentinas offside goal ruled out.
FiFA if you want fair play allow the technology to give it to you there is no excuse not to.
Would the allowing of Englands an the ruling out of Argentinas goals changed the games? The answer is simple, we can debate it forever but we will never know.
What we do know is That a squad of 23 English players have proved we are nowhere near as good as we would like to think we are.
The player who can come out with most credit is a 40 year old keeper, who wasn't even first choice, and even he wasn't unblemished in his 3 games.
The FA should sack Capello the moment he gets off the plane.
"Don't blame Capello" i hear you cry "the players let him down" really?
When Capello took the job he made the following statements.
"I will not pick players who are injured" (His excuse to dispose of the aging Beckham during qualifying)
"I will not pick players who are not playing regularly for their club"
Why then did our squad consist of King, Barry, Heskey, not only that why were they starting?
When you are 3 goals behind why do you take off your'e centre forward, and replace him with a bloke who hasn't scored since the last sighting of hayleys comet, and leave a bloke whos scored over 20 goals for england on the bench.
Take away the name Wayne Rooney, if i told you to watch Englands group games and look out for Englands number 10 Millwall are thinking of signing him to partner Steve Morison, after those 3 group games you would have been telling me where to get off telling me he was crap.
Why then did the manager not say to him you hve had 3 games you've now got 45 minutes to prove what you can do or you are off, not only Rooney but all out so called superstars, you cannot pick a taem because they are world class and everyone would want to sign Gerrard Lamapard Rooney etc, if they are giving you nothing.
We have to stop approching managers with a bucket load of money begging them to take the job.
Tell evereyone the England managers salary is £2M. no bonus no nothing else (it would still be the biggest salary for a manager in world football) queue up we'll interveiw you and pick the best man.
Daft? why Sven walked off with £25M, Capello will walk away with at least his 2 years at £6m a year, for what? hardly a sucess, were they?
As for the players this team must be broken up now.
We have to bring the best young players into the squad now.
Forget trying to win everything we enter we are not good enough, forget the next Euros if we suceed then so be if not we keep building for the next world cup.
The best players do not make the best team, a team is built with spirit and everyone knowing their job. We as Millwall fans know that more than anyone, its what we have, we are not the best on paper but our team works for us.
We have to build a school of excellence where our best young talent can be nurtured, we have to change the policy of foriegn players being allowed in teams/squads in this country, before we end up like scotland, who every top English team employed 4 or 5 players 20 years ago but can only produce 1 or 2 now, we will go the same way in less time than that if wqe do not change.
Players who pulled on the shirt for England at this world cup proved something i did not want to believe, money matters more than pride or passion for playing for England.
Yes there are exceptions the odious John terry being one, i think he is pround and gives everything for his country, its a shame the others hve not got the same balls.
My rant is nearly over, we have to go back to basics and start again with a manager it means something to be in charge of England.
Beckham & Pearce anyone? before you laugh, the last 2 world cup exploits have taken us to a quarter final defeat v 10 men, and this debarcle we have just witnessed at a cost of of over £35m and rising.