England's senior team served up a lacklustre 1-0 win over Slovenia on Thursday night to seal qualification for the World Cup.
There's very little to get excited about when it comes to the Three Lions these days, although Marcus Rashford once again provided a glimmer of hope with his energised performance.
And it was Harry Kane, still only 24, who eventually scored the winner deep into stoppage time.
If you're an England fan, it's best to look to the future for any sort of inspiration or element of fun.
With that in mind, the under-21's took to the field on Friday to face Scotland at Middlesbrough's Riverside stadium.
The Scots beat the Netherlands 2-0 in their last outing, so they promised to present a decent challenge for Aidy Boothroyd's youngsters.
There were plenty of players worth looking out for too, as a number of Young Lions featured in the under-20 World Cup win in the summer.
Josh Onomah is one such starlet. The midfielder has enjoyed his start to the season on loan at Aston Villa from Tottenham and is finally starting to look comfortable in his position.
Mauricio Pochettino has often opted to play him as a winger or elsewhere in his attacking midfield, yet he seems to shine most in the centre.
Onomah impresses again
And speaking of shining, he popped up with a brilliant goal to put the under-21's ahead.
The ball was cleared from a corner and dropped to the 20-year-old. After chesting it down, he improvised with some very strange technique and smashed it into the back of the net.
We've watched it and we still have no idea what he's doing. Take a look:
Tammy Abraham and Dominic Solanke scored the hosts' other goals to seal a 3-1 victory. Job done.
Are you excited by England's current crop of youngsters? Have your say in the comments.