What chance do England have of winning the World Cup? Exactly - none. We'll do well to get beyond the group stage.
But - that won't be Roy Hodgson's fault. Nor Wayne Rooney's. Nor Stevie G. Nor any other England player for that matter.
Plain truth is that right now we're just not good enough.
There's a very strong argument that whichever 23 Hodgson finally decides on might just be the weakest group that has ever left England to represent the country.
And that's not a criticism of the boys. There's some nice guys amongst them. Some talent as well - but just not enough of it.
So let's stop beating them up. Especially Rooney. We need him.
I don't remember David Beckham ever playing well for England again after his late equaliser against Greece at Old Trafford.
And I certainly can't remember him EVER playing well in a major tournament. But he remained the Nation's darling.
We needed him as well. He was a leader and he had the oppositions' respect - whoever they were. The same applies to Rooney.
He knows this could very well be his last WC. He'll be fine. Back off him.
We should wish all the guys well. Not least Hodgson. He's a fine man. Decent and honest. If the last two qualities were a requirement for the job then there were NO other candidates.
England will not get better until the P Lge returns to domestic hands, at all levels. From the ownership of clubs to the coaching of them.
What does, say Abramovic care for England. Or Mourinho? Stan Kroenke or Wenger? Or the Glazers?
Did Fergie care about England? No. That's why he tried to pull so many players out of squads all the time.
Different England coaches have had murders with him. But he wasn't alone. There's loads of examples
The priority, understandably, of these men is the business that they own - and trust to others to run for them.
If we're honest and support say, a Chelsea or Utd. Villa or Arsenal. Liverpool, or any other club in foreign ownership would we forgo domestic success this season for a competitive WC?
Of course not. So let's just keep it real.