It is of course very exciting that England are playing Wales and then Ghana in a midweek friendly. All their other qualifying matches are also very exciting, as is Euro 2012 itself. How will England do? Will they do quite well? Or perhaps not very well at all? I just thought it might be a good moment to point all that out, because to be honest I'm not getting any of this from the very top. There is without doubt something missing with England, a thrill-shortfall, an absence of umbrella-gnawing desperation, and I believe this comes straight from Fabio Capello.