England managed to piss away their place in Euro 2008 tonight. Having been handed the mother of all second chances by Israel, all we had to do was beat a Croatia team that had nothing to play for, having already qualified no matter what their final result was.
Having gone 2-0 down thanks to two schoolboy errors by a rookie England keeper that had no business starting the game, we levelled it, and then blew it thanks to a cracking shot from a Croatian substitute.
With Russia having won 1-0 against Andorra, we are now out of the competition.
So, assuming Steve McLaren makes it out of Wembley alive tonight, will he do the decent thing and resign straight away or force the FA to sack his worthless arse.
Also – Scott Carson – you plank, you utter utter plank.
But spare a thought for kit maker Umbro, which has more than a few England shirts piling up in its warehouse. The company will be lucky to sell these as dish cloths now, and will probably be forced into a profits warning as a result of tonight’s failure.