Unbelievable! I’ve been in a good mood all week till I saw this England story

Little Lithuania play to 4,000 people at home.

They’ve beaten Estonia but have no chance against England.

Who are one of only three teams who have a maximum 12 points from their first four qualifying games for Euro 2016.

But England are not very good.

Everybody in the UK knows that we no longer produce great footballers.

We always struggle in tournaments.

We’ve done nothing since Gazza gave us a run for our money in 1990.

I’m still pissed off with Roy Hodgson for not taking Ashley Cole to Brazil.


If Ashley Cole had played against Uruguay and Italy, he would have made a big difference.

Harry Kane should start with Rooney tonight.

We will win the game anyway, we will beat Lithuania anyway, and the FA’s stated mission is to develop young English players.

So when I read The Guardian website just now, saying that Kane would not start, I was furious.

Rooney will start against Lithuania, as he closes in on Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record of 49 – the captain has 46 from 101 caps – and Hodgson faces a straight choice between Danny Welbeck and Kane. It is understood he will prefer Welbeck, on the left side in a 4-3-3 formation, with Raheem Sterling on the right. His midfield trio is expected to comprise Michael Carrick, Jordan Henderson and Fabian Delph.


We are not playing Italy tonight! We are not playing Argentina either.

That X1 is a pig’s breakfast!

He will have right back Nathaniel Clyne attacking on that flank.

Sterling should never play on the right.

Welbeck is a good soldier but Kane could be a proper player.

I’m incandescent.

I haven’t been this angry since I stopped managing groups in the Eighties.

I’m surprised. I’m very surprised.

Because I didn’t think ANY football manager could piss me off this much.