So the Swede's gone and the new English messiah has arrived (and Steve McLaren as well!) and England got off to a great start in a meaningless friendly against a Greek team who were really not interested.
Never mind, England won 4-0 and so of course all the chat now is about how "liberated" the players were, 'cos they're suddenly now playing with real passion (because they're playing for an Englishman) and also these papmpered, multi-millionaire so-called professional athletes have suddenly (in a couple of days) finally learned how to pass the ball to each other.
Well we all know "El Tel" is a genius and England are gonna win Euro 2008 and the World Cup in 2010. What a load of crap!
I remember a day in 2001 when a demoralised, underperforming England side went to Germany and slaughtered the Germans 5-1 in a fantastic display, having been "liberated" by their new Swedish coach and given the confidence to express themselves after the debacle of the Keegan era...and of course England were then going to win the World Cup in 2002 and Euro 2004.
Never mind - at least the Blades are back where they belong - in the Premiership! I predict we will stay for a least 3 seasons - Autumn Winter and Spring! But at least it'll be fun and good old Neil Warnock will provide some entertainment on the sidelines when we are being thrashed by all and sundry!
Roll on Saturday - but did we have to get Liverpool in our first game...?
Up the Blades!