If you don't know the other English born player, then you obviously weren't paying attention during the last World Cup, I'll tell you at the end of this blog.
Official coach slogan - Would passion of Turkey fit into this bus? (I swear I am not making these up!)
Unofficial coach slogan - As long as the ****ing Greeks don't fluke it again we'll be reasonably happy!
Coached, for the second time (he was coach in EURO '96 when they lost all three matches) by former international defender and Bad Manners inspiration, "lip up" Fatih Terim, the Turks come into the tournament having scraped through their Group, narrowly pipping the Norwegians to 2nd place behind reigning champs, Greece (even 4 years on that still looks wrong doesn't it?), thanks to a couple of scrappy results at the end of a faltering qualification campaign.
They look to lack quality in all departments (especially upfront) and it'll be a surprise if they make it through to the knock out stages as they seem to have gone backwards since their surprise semifinal appearance in World Cup 2002 (which is pundit speak for "look I don't have a bloody clue who any of them are, apart from the English bloke, that Colin Richards fella, the funny goalie that wears the make up and the one that played occasionally for Newcastle, whatsisname? Emre? Yeah...that's the bunny", what do you mean that's his first name and that there are three Emres?).
TC's prediction - If they were featured in an American school yearbook they would be the team most likely to finish bottom of their Group.
Player most likely to induce terrible Star Trek inspired puns from Mark Lawrenson - Goalkeeper Volkan Demirel.
Oh and the other English born player is Ashton-under-Lyme lad and World Cup winner, Simone Perotta of Italy.