That's the level England are at. We've allowed Sky and The Premier League to make it easier to buy a player who is already international class than develop an academy player. And the decent England players that make it are so over hyped it's unbelievable. I was listening to someone on the tele the other day banging on about Harry Kane like he was up there with Ronaldo & Messi. He'll struggle against the first decent defence he comes up against. I don't think we've had a genuine goal threat since Owen was at his best.
Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.