With hope on the ropes, can Joe Cole restore England’s soul?

So far, England’s World Cup campaign has rivaled France’s for ineptitude, but if they can beat Slovenia, they might restore some semblance of order and be able to look back at the clusterfuck of the previous week the same way their grandfathers looked back at the debacle of Dunkirk as simply the preface to ‘their finest hour’. Now the question coming out of all those St. George’s Cross-painted faces is: will Fabio start Joe Cole like John Terry ‘asked’ him? Could that be why his wife and child are winging their way down to South Africa? Read more.