Despite the frequency with which they hit the bar, England's football writers cannot blame bad luck for their dreadful failure in South Africa, angry fans have concluded on web forums and radio phone ins.
'Tired, unimaginative and clueless, they inevitably resorted to the old route one tactics of hoofing the team up, then booting it down on the floor,' one caller told Radio 5. 'We don't seem to be producing any young sports writers.'
UH OH, THE BUILDER'S HERE. I'LL COME BACK TO THIS LATER