If anyone follows the England cricket team, cast your minds back to the last time they played for the Ashes in Australia. They had a couple of warm up games and thought they could go into an Ashes series. They result was a royal arseholing courtesy of the Aussies who prepared hard. Jump forward a few years and England wins a 20-20 World Cup. They dont pick players on reputation, but on the actual suitability to play that form of the game, i.e. players who play in the right positions etc. Now you find an England footy team plodding around in the World Cup. They played 2 friendlies, without playing their apparent first team. Capello drops the likes of Adam Johnson a left footed left winger, and brings Wright Phillips ... Also is it any coincidence that the likes of Mexico who played 7 friendlies before the World Cup are doing so well? The mistakes so far have been basic. As much as we want to see England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Eire do well, they play second fiddle to club footy. They dont get the time to prepare. When they do play then we play all manner of wanky choices and then expect training ground footy to produce results. In conclusion: We should've played more friendlies, turned out the 1st team more often, and picked players who actually do the job week in week out for the positions they play.