"The FA is, for quite understandable reasons, very suspicious of FIFA. Sometimes it is arrogant about FIFA and that's not good from the FA's point of view, although I hope in recent years we haven't been.
"Here's just a little example. Whenever Sepp Blatter used the phrase 'The FA' he would always do it with an incredible kind of sneer and usually use a funny, jokey voice.
"He didn't believe anybody was entitled to call themselves 'The FA' even if it was the first.
"He thought it should be called 'The English FA' and didn't think we should have any sort of standing that suggested that our history was that important.
"It may feel very trivial but it's actually a view that we're not entitled to our standing."