From way out left-field comes the suggestion that Stuart Pearce takes charge of England for Euro 2012.
What I did not bargain for was that the alarming idea would come from Pearce himself.
Old ‘Psycho’ is still a very intense character, but appeared to be doing a statesman-like sales pitch at a press conference last week.
The idea of Pearce being in charge as a caretaker for the Euros is, frankly, frightening after the laborious effort of his under-21 team at their European Championship last summer.
Neither did his strange hotch-potch selection for the Holland match this week inspire much confidence.
This game is a big test against a powerhouse side.
So why not play a full-strength England team and treat it as a dress rehearsal?
Instead, Pearce leaves out several regulars and selects the out-of-form Daniel Sturridge of Chelsea and, more oddly, Sunderland’s Fraizer Campbell.
Campbell is a promising-enough young striker.
But the former Manchester United man has only just returned from a long-term injury and must have thought the FA’s phone call was a wind-up. But he’s in.
And Arsenal’s gifted 18-year-old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – a sure-fire bet to be part of England’s future – is left in the under-21s.
Giving the young tyro half an hour against Holland would have been a far more useful piece of education.
Much as I admire Stuart Pearce, his management credentials are too thin for him to handle the national team this summer.
And the FA should not even be entertaining the idea.