Everyone has said their bit but I reckon that we're only talking about how Panorama's programme on FIFA corruption was 'unpatriotic' because we lost our bid for the 2018 World Cup.
We've known for a number of years what is up with FIFA but, because we wanted the World Cup for so long, we've kept our opinions to ourselves.
The Panorama programme and the Times report were not poorly-timed because it was obvious that we weren't getting it anyway. All they've done is told the truth and I really don't believe that we'd have beaten Russia - or got any more votes - had they kept schtum.
Whatever the reasons, I never really thought we'd get the World Cup, even if David Cameron, David Beckham and Prince William went out and cosied up to the old men of FIFA. The decision was made already.
Steve Bruce made a valid comment after the Sunderland game - no one likes England. We want to be liked, but people generally don't like us as a nation.
No matter how respectful and helpful we are to foreign fans, when supporters and teams go abroad we are treated badly by UEFA and other host countries, possibly because of our reputation from the 80s but also for other reasons, political and the rest.
Holidaymakers from England are treated differently to those from Scotland or Ireland, you sense it when you go abroad even though we speak the same language and are culturally very similar to other English-speaking nations.
If you believe those ExCo people when they say they will give you their vote then more the fool you.
There's no point moaning that we weren't told an emerging nation was going to be favoured, there's no point moaning about horse trading of votes, there's no point moaning that we didn't kiss enough backsides to guarantee votes.
We were never going to get it and, until FIFA totally reforms and becomes a transparent, balanced organisation, we never will.
Back to domestic action and Manchester City are right back in the title race.
One of the first questions I asked about Roberto Mancini's City was that, despite winning stuff with Inter, did he have the experience to handle so many egos and highly-paid stars?
I still don't think so. Carlos Tevez knows how important he is to City and pretty much has the freedom to do as he pleases.
I can't see why Mancini took him off at that stage - he already had three holding midfielders and just the one striker and while resting him with 10 minutes to go would make sense, to replace him in the last minute when he is your most hard-working striker doesn't add up for me.
But whatever the reason, the shove in the back after Tevez's hissy-fit makes it look worse - had Mancini not done that we probably wouldn't be talking about it, but now we know there is clearly an issue with the player and manager.
And, given the way City are set up these days, if their best player complains about the manager there will only be one winner.
For all their defensive frailties, Arsenal have exploited Manchester United's inactivity and Chelsea's apparent depression to go top of the league, albeit unconvincingly with a narrow win over Fulham.
Anyone can challenge right now, and if a club - like Arsenal - have the balls to play their best team every game during this period with no Champions League games then they can really lay a marker.
All they need to do is play five 90-minute games in a given month with full intensity, only use 14 players and not rotate needlessly, taking a risk with fatigue on the basis that there is no European action.
Manchester United haven't got into fourth gear yet but they're still just one game in hand away from going top again so the rest need to really give it a go.
I still feel Arsenal defensively just haven't got it - the clash of heads between the two defenders said it all. I have no idea what they were doing, and they're both French so there's no communication issue there. And when Djourou came on he tried to play offside, failed and Diomansy Kamara should have scored.
Thomas Vermaelen has been ruled out until January and they have problems defensively even when he comes back - Gael Clichy still doesn't know when to come and go, and Keiran Gibbs is far from the finished article defensively.
They have a brilliant front six that can stay with anyone apart from Barcelona but they could concede five and six on a bad day. If United click into their stride and Chelsea find their mojo I can't see them sustaining it.
This off-colour Chelsea team did the double last season so the ability is there, and like all top sides they just need one win to get back to their best form.
But if a player like Didier Drogba finds excuses for bad form - as he did with Jose Mourinho's exit - you have a problem. This appears to be happening as a result of Ray Wilkins's sacking and the speculation surrounding the management structure at the club.
They have been missing Michael Essien and John Terry but they are back now and we've got to a stage when they're saying they are waiting for Frank Lampard to return.
But with that kind of pressure how long will it be before Frank gets a compensation injury desperately trying to finish or reach the ball?
A club like Chelsea should not fall apart with a couple of injuries. The squad players are too young and not really up to it yet, and I'm not surprised Frank Arnesen is leaving his development role.
The only player who looks close to ready is Dean Sturridge but, for some reason, he never really gets a run despite shining in Europe and cup games.
He may be a touch raw but I would put him in ahead of Nicolas Anelka for a spell, as he brings a different energy and enthusiasm that could maybe help spark Drogba into life.
They need to change something - Chelsea haven't won in the league in nearly a month now and they've not even played anyone particularly good.