England crashed out of the World Cup in the group stage having lost 2-1 to both Italy and Uruguay, and after Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard announced their international retirements, many have predicted that this is the start of a new era for the Three Lions.
The revolution got off to a slow start with a 1-0 win over Norway, and in many ways, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Many of the same faces remain in the squad whilst players who deserve a chance are left to wonder about their international futures.
One of the players that fits in to that category is Swansea winger Nathan Dyer. The 26-year-old former Southampton youngster has been a key part of Swansea's side in recent years, and has started this term in blistering form with three goals in four games. With exceptional pace and an improving end product, Dyer could add something to the England side, but he continues to be ignored by manager Roy Hodgson - much to Dyer's frustration
"England has been one of those frustrating things. "We have made a great start and there are a couple of players here at Swansea in with a shout but we'll keep performing and working hard to make people notice. "It would be an honour to get called up and I'll never give up. "You can't give up. I will keep running and playing as well as I can. "I don't know what goes on with the England selectors. I'm playing well and hopefully people will see that."
Dyer, along with the likes of Jonjo Shelvey and Wayne Routledge, can count themselves unlucky to have been continually left out of the England setup despite their great form at the Liberty Stadium. Hodgson needs to start giving players like this a chance - after all, what has he got to lose by giving one of the Premier League's form players a chance on the international stage?