Of course it can't be proven, you silly boy!
What I was saying was that on that particular night England produced a display of incisive counter attacking and finishing that would beat most or even all teams. But, and it's a big but; they are a very young team, and as with most very young teams they tend to be dreadfully inconsistent. As such, I think it unlikely in the extreme that they could win the World Cup. In four years time, it will be a different matter, and England may well be the favourites by then - don't forget that no other nation has such riches in their younger players. For example, about six of the England squad were eligible for the Under 21's (who themselves had more teenagers than any other side at the European U-21 championships), and England have by far the youngest squad out in Japan.
Incidentally, I put up the title for this thread as something of a joke, but with Murphy now definitely out (ANOTHER metatarsal break) it is becoming horribly prophetic. What price Trevor Sinclair suffers DVT on the way back out to the Far East?
By the way Mr Kirk, you really have to ask questions as to why it is that Scotland are not producing good young players. Particularly when you think that many always used to come up through English clubs in the past.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.