I can't believe you didn't get through with England TBH. I went England once before and won every game by a lot TBH with Peter Crouch scoring a lot of goals.
FM2008 TBH takes a while to get used too and i found it very, very hard at the start. You won't believe how much harder it is than FM2007 but my advice would be too just keep on going with seasons and you will soon get better. Trust me