Nah I expected it to be honest.
To be fair, they do frustrate me England at times, but for some reason I've become more interested in them since the start of the WC Qualifiers and I'm beginning to really look forward to the World Cup next summer.
Although at times our wins haven't been very convincing, we've had 100% success so far and I for one am really pleased with that. I think we need to step it up a gear though to actually be a genuine challenge in the competition.
It's interesting that Capello is implementing Gerrard on the left wing/free role - he's really making things tick for England at the moment. I just feel though that England are lacking another top quality forward perhaps, we have a lot of options but no-one particularly stands out, because let's face it, none of them are that special.
Does anyone have opinion on Beckham, do you think he's still good enough to be playing regularly for England? I'm not sure if he's past it now but he seems to be putting in a decent shift lately whenever called upon, maybe he will just be used as a squad player during the World Cup though and it might be time to bring in a winger such as Lennon or Walcott regularly.