Another one of those bothersome international breaks, so time for me to wheel out some related material.

– Starting with England who’s fan (may or may not) will try to break the internets this coming Saturday with the away match against the Ukraine, then fall asleep in front of the telly the following Wednesday evening whilst Belarus slip one past the dozing defence.

England have already put qualification to bed last month but there will still be people who’ll keep one eye on these matches – especially the tabloid headline writers who will rub their hands at even the slightest slip up.

As to the music… because of the recent speculation, which even the Beeb saw the smoke surrounding a bloke who I think was considered for the England job at one point wasn’t he…

Hurry Harry England

(I know the original song wasn’t about him, but there is a West Ham connection.)

This one was one of the many, many releases from 2006 to cash in on the World Cup.
I’m thinking that next year that number will be doubled.

The idea started off by Virgin Radio’s Christian O’Connell with profits from the single going to charity.
Recorded by Jimmy Pursey, it featured Blur’s Graham Coxon on guitar and Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney are mentioned in the song. It reached number 10 in the charts on the first week of release. » More info

Hurry Up England cover » Sham 69 & The Special Assembly – Hurry Up England
Sham 69 » Sham 69 – Hurry Up Harry

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