What a double-gigantic bucket of poo that turned out to be! Overpaid, over-rated and overwhelmed. There should be a public enquiry into such an abject display from so-called superstars. There won't be, because this is the UK where we now tolerate greed and incompetence with a well practiced shoulderly shrug.
For 'Bankers' read 'Premiership' with similar symptoms. Short -term gains - no thought to the future: tick. Mediocrity super-abundantly rewarded: tick. Claims that this is the global going-rate:tick. Build everything on debt:tick. And not just titchy witchy debt. Oh no! Lets have a debt which would bankrupt a small nation state. Tie in the media and advertising campaigns so that false claims become an acceptable norm:tick. Remove these quite ordinary human beings from everyday reality and treat them like gods:tick. Employ vast armies of hangers-on and 'advisors' as mobile ego massage parlours:tick.
Mr Crapello is paid £5million a year. The majority of the coaches in the world earn a hundred times less and produce far better teams with the emphasis on 'teams'. Four matches: four poor performances.
Nothing will change unless and until the vast majority of Premiership supporters wake up to the decline in the national game; recognise the greed at the heart of the Premiership which perpetuates it and accept that the answer is in their own hands. Don't go. Have a season or two off. Let the sheikhs and oligarchs have their plaything all to themselves.
Empty grounds - no TV interest - no sponsors - no corporate hospitality. Sounds good already. Go and watch local football where values still count. Bring about a reality check on wages, agents, foreign journeyman imports, academies, and grassroots football (currently withering for lack of participants) and burst the greedy balloon that is the Premiership once and for all. Look at the Bundesliga and learn. Do not rely on the FA to do anything. Weak, divided and archaic, they sold their souls to the devil several years ago and would not recognise a moral compass if it hit them in the teeth.
Doing nothing will continue the decline.
One delight among the gloom - all those adverts, all that crappy merchandise, all the supermarkets turned over to 'England this, England that and England the other', all the hyperbolic coverage from every media outlet - all blown away in 90 minutes. Lots of chucky egg on lots of faces. Good.
This is the time for every fan who is a genuine lover of football to get off their backsides and campaign for change.