Right. Sven is going to get the kicking for this, clearly. No question.
But I say, leave off the manager. The manager can select a squad, set them up and pick eleven players. And come on, which of you, really, wouldn't have picked England's starting line up tonight?
So, surely, it is now time to say "stop" and have a pop at the eleven in the white shirts?
Look at the array of talent on show tonight who did absolutely nothing for their international cap.
Rio Ferdinand - needs to remember why he's being paid £100,000 a week. You telling me a fit Jonathan Woodgate wouldn't seize his chance to be genius in the centre of our defence?
Ashley Cole - world's second best left back lets a Leeds United reserve ghost past him for the winner
Jamie Carragher - please
Frank Lampard - rubbish
Steven Gerrard - utter rubbish
Shaun Wright-Phillips - our best player and so instantly withdrawn for Joe "playground" Cole
Rooney - hissy fit
Owen - did he kick the ball?
Owen Hargreaves - why didn't he choose Canada? or Wales?
Bear in mind that Northern Ireland have a Plymouth Argyle left back, a Southampton reserve right-back, a right winger last seen scrabbling round for a club, a Hull City winger and a centre forward with an Emile Heskey scoring record (played 40, scored 4). And he was withdrawn for someone who plays for Luton Town for Christ's sake.
Time for these multi-millionaires to stand up and be counted. If you can't play your proper game against the world's 176th ranked team (or whatever the hell they are) then it's time for you to get stuffed and give your place to someone who gives a sh*t about their country.
Have a pop at Sven all you like, but it is time these selfish money-grabbing so-called role models remembered why they are being picked to represent their country...