Euro 2012 alternative team guide: England
10 word description: Perennial underachievers with rock-bottom expectations and a new manager.
Coach: Roy Hodgson
Parachuted in to replace Fabio Capello after completing his duties as West Brom boss, Roy Hodgson arrives with the lowest demands any England manager has every faced at an international tournament. The former Inter Milan boss is vastly experienced in leagues around the world and at international level.
Star man: Joe Hart
With Wayne Rooney suspended for two-thirds of the group stage, OTP is picking Joe Hart. The Manchester City goalkeeper is probably the only England player who could command a spot in a current World XI. He’s got a confidence that matches his ability, and plays the game with a smile on his face.
Prem connections: Every last one of them.
Comedy name potential: Joe Hart, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Butland.
Fun country fact: French was the official language of England from 1066 until the 15th century.
Anthem / rating: God Save The Queen / 6 out of 10
Gets the crowd going but, heard objectively, it’s a bit of a dirge.