• The Last Supper

    “And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!”

    (Luke 22:22).

    Ok... I know it’s not Easter (although if I leave this post up long enough the sun will rise again on that day), but as this Euro 2012 festival passes over us the final match is another chance to take in a footballing lesson from Europe's best players. Don't forget... if we think that a tweak in formation here or there is going to cure our international football problem then we must be pickled. Or, maybe the National Football Museum ought to commission Damien Hirst. We can all gawp and wonder at Sir Geoff or Sir Bobby in their formaldehyde tank, feed and breathe them through tubes and consider the physical possibility of winning in the mind of someone living.

    After England lost to Italy in the quarter final of Euro 2012, Roy Hodgson was prepared to talk about a revolution (again). I’m not sure we need to be so radical. We just need to apply our efforts to the facts. Even Howard Wilkinson (remember him and his Charter for Quality, 1998) popped up again after the Italy defeat to remind us all of what we already know. Namely: we lack quality because too many overseas players in our leagues are reducing playing opportunities for our own boys (aged 17-23yrs) and our coaching and learning systems are inadequate.

    So, after England’s pathological performances at WC2010 and more recently at Euro2012, how is the England national team ever going to win or even perform well at a major tournament? What do you think?

    Yes, me too. So what is to be done? Firstly, we need to flush out the football characters who are fulfilling the Judas role. Now, what was the advice? Ah, yes,

    'when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; and displaying a Barclaycard (house business ethics), follow him into the house - at 30 Gloucester Place - and start to complain about the state of English international football .

    Football and the Future Game - Bloody Hell!'.

    Roy Hodsgon will, at some point, become the latest sacrificial lamb. When will we have the rightous anger and courage to challenge this disastrous football governance and the Premier League's moral hazard?

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