David Beckham said recently of Stevie Mac’s England: ‘They will be fine, they have got too many good players to not qualify [for Euro ’08] â€¦ I’ve spent a lot of time playing and training with these players and they are some of the best players in the world.’
Everyone else said recently: ‘Carragher and Phil Neville at full-back? A 21-year-old Championship striker in the squad. We’re f**ed!’
Part of me hopes that we lose to Israel, on the condition that Steve McClaren, so obviously out of his depth, loses his job. And I have to laugh at anyone who really thinks England is somehow ‘too good’ not to qualify.