BBC RADIO FIVE has selected its all-time England XI and the results are, perhaps predictably, a little influenced by “presentism”. This is what makes the fun exercise of picking “best ever” teams somewhat flawed – the past is often so deeply buried that the merits of ancient players often get forgotten. You’ve also got to consider that different eras create contrasting styles of football and that the bustling Edwardian goalscorer cannot possibly be compared to a soft-shoed Premier-era striker. Also, in an age of intense media and marketing where the boundaries between myth and reality are blurred, those that make the most noise are not necessarily the best players. England have only been World Champions once, it’s an accolade that may never be bestowed…