AFTER winning no games in the World Cup, hopes are high that England will win the European Championship in 2016.
Confidence of English success is based on previous victories against European opposition such as West Germany in 1966 and Russia and France in the Crimean and Napoleonic wars respectively.
Tom Logan of the UK football magazine The Roaring Lion said: As we saw in Brazil, young players like Shaw, Smalling, Barkley and Wilshere, simply dont have what it takes at this level. And Gerrard, Lampard and Rooney are past it.
Theyre a disgrace. They shouldnt even be allowed to wear the shorts, let alone the shirt.
We need to learn lessons. We need a footballing revolution in this country.
However, said Logan, Englands prospects look rosy for 2016: We have an exciting crop of youngsters including Shaw, Smalling, Barkley and Wilshere who are hungry for success.
Whats more, with world-class experienced players like Gerrard, Lampard and Rooney still at the helm, weve every reason to believe Euro 2016 is practically in the bag for England.
Learning lessons is for swots. Revolutions are for the French.
“72 hours is more than long enough for them to forget the 2014 World Cup ever happened, even while it is still occurring.”