"Everyone seems to know the score, they've seen it all before
They just know, they're so sure
That England's gonna throw it away, gonna blow it away
But I know they can play"
Full of exciting possibilities, it seems that England hopes were frustrated by broken metatarsals and Ronaldinho's genius. With a core of genuinely world class players we all lived in hope. Sometimes known as the Golden Generation, Beckham, Scholes, Lampard, Gerrard and, later on Rooney kept us all believing that our luck could change and the hurt would end.