Weblog: The football punter
Fancy French look set to highlight our limitations
The best thing since sliced bread.
Is there a more pointless saying?
Think about it, what is so great about sliced bread anyway?
But everyone says it so it must be true, I suppose and it's the same with England's European Championship bid.
If you listen to those in the know apparently England's best hope is the fact there is less expectation these days and therefore less pressure on our boys in Ukraine.
So there you have it.
The fact England have few decent players and everyone knows the squad is ridiculously weak is good news for the Three Lions - you really could not make it up.
There is nothing I would like more than to be dancing around a Trafalgar Square fountain next month celebrating a famous English success but I would also like to be driven up London town in a limo drinking champagne and being fed KFC by Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian.
It's not happening is it?
We have to be realistic and there is a chance Roy Hodgson could start with James Milner and Stewart Downing on the wings and lets face facts that won't be having Europe's giants losing any sleep.
What is Downing even doing in the squad?
Maybe it is all those goals he scored and assists he made in the Premier League this season or maybe Hodgson forgot to change the template that all England managers have where it is harder to get out of the squad than it is to get in.
Anyway, I reckon France will beat England in Donetsk and I expect the fancy French forwards to do enough (ie score once) to win the game.
After all, that Ribery fella is the best thing since sliced bread.