It is not an act of unhinged optimism to suggest that England are going to win against Lithuania tonight. Everything is in their favour – from home conditions, through sitting top of the qualifying table to the Billy Beane Moneyball co-efficient that suggests whoever pays more wins the game (and England’s players certainly out-flank their eastern European opponents when it comes to pay scale).
Such is the weight of favourable circumstance piled up in his corner, in a sense Roy Hodgson is on a hiding to nothing. Lose or draw and he will be pilloried, rightly. Win and everyone will say he wasRead More »from The future of English football is in Roy Hodgson's hands tonight - no pressure