Fatcat footballers flop from 2008.

The Sun, Mirror, and just about every other UK paper report:

England crash out of Euro 2008!!! ZOMG!!! Shoot McClaren into the sun!!!

Just because we invented the game doesn’t give us a timeless right to be in tournaments, if we can’t be bothered to assemble a team that doesn’t suck. Premier football in Britain, and increasingly the rest of the world is so flush with money that the players are paid such incredible fees that I’m not surprised they [...]