Over the past ten days, England have beaten the reigning world champions <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh8w3g0-QGo" target="_hplink">for the first time in over thirty years</a>. Three days later, they beat Sweden for the first time in colour. Two momentous results - the national team on the up again. Hip hip and tally ho. Yet the two big football stories of the week were about poppies and racism.