Big Ron wrote in the Daily Star Sunday: "We'll never win the World Cup again.
"I've been saying that for a long time, too. Since the turn of the millennium everyone has talked about the golden generation of English football.
"But I have never subscribed to that. I've always thought we have had some excellent players. Some super midfielders. Decent defenders.
"But we have always lacked front players in the modern era. The only chance we have ever had was in 2004 at the European Championships in Portugal.
"And the 2006 World Cup in Germany.