I am not saying that you are wrong about Roy and England. But, may I humbly suggest, that you let them play first. They are, after all, through to the next stage. Undefeated I might add.
Well by all means you can suggest it, but I don't think that will stop England fans of a certain age, raised on a non-stop diet of non-qualification, close shave, plucky defeat, deserved defeat, rubbish football, Germans, rubbish manager, rubbish luck, Argentinians, golden generation , broken metatarsels, dumb tactics, Portuguese, Hand of God, petulant players, more Germans, and utter despair, to go along with your suggestion
Have a bit more patience with newbies. Of course some of them act dumb -- they're often students, for heaven's sake. - Terry Pratchett