It is easy to be a miserable England fan. There will always be things you can moan about. In fact that’s largely true for being an Englishman, full stop.
We are a nation of moaners. There is nothing we love more that having a good moan about something to make us feel a bit better about ourselves. It is in our genetic make up.
But it need not be all doom and gloom and in a truly optimistic fashion here are five reasons to be cheerful and positive about 2017 for England fans.