FABIO Capello was a meagre £4. Pride and Glory was even less.
These commemorative T shirts were just two of many bargains as England World Cup memorabilia was slashed to rock bottom prices in Huddersfield stores.
How the mighty have fallen. Windsocks, flags, tea cups and bunting are all up for grabs with few takers.
Replica shirts, which once cost an arm and a leg, are to be had for a fraction of their original cost.
And who in their right mind would want a set of white suitcases bearing the red cross of St George? Certainly not England’s vanquished footballers, who are probably trying to pass themselves off as Welsh on distant beaches.
“No, not me, boyo. I’m from Prontypridd, look you.”
And certainly not St George, considering he was a Palestinian, and they weren’t even in the World Cup.
Everything is cut rate, just like the performance of the team that carried the hopes of the nation.
The saddest sight I saw was a shirt that recalled the heroes of ’66 which, under a depiction of Bobby Moore and those past legends, were the ironic words: “They think it’s all over … it is now.”
And so it is, until the next international footballing debacle which will be followed by the usual inquest into training methods, Hawkeye technology, team selection, a winter break, the merits of the diamond formation and whether the manager should be sacked.
Still, we should look on the bright side.
England were beaten 4-1 by Germany who beat Argentina 4-0, so we must have been better than the Argies. And when Germany win the tournament, this will mean that, there but for the grace of a Uruguayan linesman and a Frank Lampard goal that wasn’t given, we could have won the World Cup.