Well, you can easily remove the smiley, because what you say is very true. The Premiership is one of the world's best leagues, but apart from a few players (Gerrard, Rooney, ...) the star players are all foreigners. This of course is negative for the English national team, which is still good but definitely not amongst the best national teams in Europe. Italy, Germany, France, Croatia, Holland, and maybe Spain are all better than England. If Premiership players would invest more in English players instead of expensive foreign stars, the English NT would benefit from it.
Come on Russia tonight. I really like Israel and normally I would support them, but Israel is out already, and I rather have Russia going to Euro2008 than England.