We've long talked up the value of beer. It ensures a good stag do
, livens up dull conversations, improves the attractiveness of women and, now it seems, it helps England perform at football.
England manager Fabio Capello allowed his players to have a beer, just one, before their crucial game with Slovenia on Wednesday and the difference was staggering, so we certainly hope the players are enjoying a glass of South Africa's finest before Sunday's game with Germany.
"They were allowed to drink beer before the game, you can ask them," revealed Capello. "It's true. I changed something and used my imagination."
Maybe allowing Emile Heskey to have more than one might be the answer to his wayward shooting?
Come on the boys!