Fabio Capello: “You, yes you, you’re rubbish you are.” (AP Photos)
The main challenge appeared to be finding suitable synonyms for “unbelievably atrocious:”
“Never in the field of World Cup conflict has so little been offered by so few to say many (with apologies to Winston Churchill).”
Prince William: “Harry old bean, do we really want to rule over this shambles?”
*Said the Daily Record:
“After the most tedious 90 minutes of the tournament it might be best for the beautiful game if England are put out of their misery as soon as possible.”
*Quoth The Independent:
“Last night England were the nation’s collective worst nightmare, a sleepwalking shambles who are now third in group C and must face up to the prospect of World Cup elimination.”
*Chimed in the BBC:
“The fact that a bird flew into the middle of the action and landed on the top of Algeria’s net, then perched blissfully undisturbed, was a fitting symbol of England’s impotence.”
I’m just glad it didn’t start building a nest.
You can listen to me – exhausted, emotionally spent and pissed off as I was – on “The People’s Game” podcast on KPFK.
And here are a few words from England’s long-suffering fans: