England's trip to face Norway in Oslo on Saturday brings back dark memories of a match synonymous with defeat and turnips.
The picture doesn't lie. That is Carlton Palmer with Three Lions on his shirt, vying for the ball as he haplessly plays his way into the worst England XI, as voted by a recent (and largely dubious) television programme, against Erik Mykland.
He was a hallmark of Graeme Taylor's ignominious reign as England manager. Taylor's tenure took in a woeful Euro 92 (three defeats, one goal) and the failure to qualify for the USA 94 World Cup, which included a 2-0 defeat to Norway in the nation's capital. In front of the glare of documentary makers.
Taylor wanted to give the public an insight into what it was like to take on the biggest job in the country. Channel 4's "Do I Not Like That" - named after one of Taylor's musings during the defeat - paved the way for the now nationwide regard that the England job is a poison chalice. Like the finale of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Taylor too chose poorly as he sipped from the cup.
His tactics in Oslo preceded those of Steve McClaren and Terry Venables' debacle away to Croatia in 2006. An impromptu 3-5-2 formation, with beanpole centre-back Gary Pallister playing as left-back to counter the Norwegians' Jostein Flo was a quixotic manoeuvre.
Do I not like that...
Taylor has however garnered respect for offering such openness, and in contrast to assistants Lawrie McMenemy and the sycophantic Phil Neal, he emerged with grace.
Roy Hodgson is aware certain quarters of the media have sharpened knives at the ready. His unafir unpopularity has been compounded by his contradictory squad selection and the underwhelming makeup of the 23-man playing party.
Glen Johnson, Danny Welbeck and Scott Parker are carrying injuries which makes their participation in Eastern Europe doubtful, and that's before mulling over the personnel to start with, the tactics and the positivity the team have long been bereft of.
Martin Kelly has been called up in the event Johnson doesn't make the trek to Poland and Ukraine, which is another snafu. Micah Richards' omission continues to baffle the majority.
Wayne Rooney's unavailability now sees the burden shifted onto the shoulders of Andy Carroll. The 23-year-old ended his campaign with Liverpool well, but the lows outweighed the highs like Harry Redknapp in a popularity contest with Hodgson.