The problem with World Cups is that they are short and overhyped. Even the winners play only seven games. Fabio Capello has found himself being portrayed as a donkey on the back page of Britain’s best-selling daily after a supposedly disastrous time in South Africa. It certainly felt frustrating, because so much emphasis is placed on that one month, but looked at coldly, England lost only one game at the World Cup, a match in which it was denied a legitimate equalizer that might have radically shifted the momentum of the play. It would be wrong to pretend that England’s World Cup was anything other than dire, but not as wrong as it is to ridicule a manager with an almost unparalleled record of success over two decades on the evidence of four matches.