"We're going through a transitional phase. The so-called golden generation is autumnal and the young generation is inexperienced. In the middle you've got probably only one world-class outfield player in Wayne Rooney -- when he's right. So it's difficult. You need five or six world-class players in their prime."
-- Former England star and current TV pundit Gary Lineker on the state of the England national team. (The Guardian)