Nobody likes an international break, especially with the club season really starting to get into the swing of things.
Seven games into the Premier League and already Manchester United and Manchester City are going hammer and tong at the top in what looks set to be one of the most exciting title races in recent times.
With Liverpool set to welcome early pace-setters and bitter rivals United after the international break, it is no wonder that football fans are impatiently waiting for the return of club football.
For now, unfortunately, there is a World Cup that needs qualifying for. England welcomed Slovenia to Wembley knowing a win would book their place in Russia but it was clear to see that not many people were expecting a terribly exhilarating affair, with large portions of empty seats visible at kick off.
Now, those who steered clear will probably be patting themselves on the back. England were nothing short of dreadful, registering one of the most painfully tedious performances since Gareth Southgate took charge.
With a midfield trio consisting of Jordan Henderson, Eric Dier and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain England were woefully short of creativity and forward impetus as play lurched sideways and backward.
The Three Lions failed to even threaten the Slovenia goal in the first half as the Wembley crowd sought other means of entertainment.
At half-time, Twitter descended into an absolute bloodbath as unimpressed fans expressed their displeasure, and in some cases disgust, at what they had witnessed in the opening forty-five minutes.
A late Harry Kane goal did little to halt the anti-England juggernaut on social media.
Meanwhile, Michael Owen, always a controversial figure, tried to hop on the international break hating band-wagon with a critical tweet but as was to be expected, the Twitter public were having none of that.
Owen's attempt to join in with the trend backfired quite spectacularly. However, it did provide welcome distraction to those suffering through the dire performance of the national side.
Moral of the story, if you are Michael Owen, do not expect a warm reception on twitter, whatever the context, ever.
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