Unless I've missed it, I can't see a thread about England's games against two of the world's biggest names - Germany & Brazil. Does this reflect an indifference to the national side compared with the fervour about our clubs? Is it because the endless stream of meaningless friendlies is just too much of a good thing? Is it because we worry about our players getting injured? Is it because the manager picks players I've never heard of? (granted, he has multiple withdrawals to contend with). Or is it that the national side can replicate neither the skills nor the excitement on display in the PL? I know these upcoming internationals are not totally meaningless in that national prestige is at stake, but is that what we are interested in these days? When I were a lad...... internationals were the highlights of the season, along with the FA Cup Final.