The referees and linesmen are the officials who each week come under the scrutiny of the world press. In a game where the financial stakes are so high, the people who managers and players like to blame for poor results are often the officials of the game.
The most popular of players in any football team is the man who scores the most goals. The player who has scored most goals for England is Wayne Rooney who scored 53 goals from 118 appearances. Yet the player who has been widely regarded as the leading England striker over the years has been Gary Linekar.
The Football League has produced some world class players that have gone on to play for their country. Despite winning the World Cup in 1966 England had failed to win any other major tournament. It has often driven their supporters to despair seeing the national side fail to achieve success on the global scale.