TheFA.com's Insider looks at how England can weather the storm.
A build up of pressure in the air is released by severe weather. After days of humidity, sweltering and suffocating heat there comes the rain and all is washed away.
The idea that the England team were in need of a metaphorical storm to refresh their World Cup chances was put forward by many commentators in the wake of Friday evening's draw with Algeria. If only every problem were that simple.
In the cold light of day, it is only determined and focused hard work that can take you forward. That is just what England have been doing since Sunday morning.
After a day off on Saturday to see friends and family and enjoy the surroundings of the wonderful city that is Cape Town, the players returned to work the next day.
Fabio Capello has named one of the oldest England squads ever to travel to a World Cup, and naturally many in the squad have children of their own. Not seeing your children on Father's Day is the sort of sacrifice that footballers at the very top make regularly.
On Sunday evening came the much vaunted meeting, which in fact was fairly standard. The players watched a video of the Algeria match and that was that, back on the training field the next morning to continue to work on how to win against Slovenia and go through to the last 16.
Some of the players, as well as Fabio, played golf on Monday afternoon while some were able to spend some time with loved ones and later that evening the medical staff organised a quiz for the squad.
Players and coaches were mixed together based on their club teams, and owing mainly to Jamie Carragher's football knowledge it was Liverpool who ultimately won. Later that evening, I spoke to Matthew Upson and he stressed that the most important thing on Wednesday evening will be to relax.
The West Ham United defender is set for his first taste of World Cup action against Slovenia, and he is convinced that a focused and relaxed performance will ensure that the result goes our way.
Much of Monday was spent waiting to know what we would do on Tuesday, the original plan of flying in the morning and training in the Port Elizabeth Stadium was no longer an option. As it was, the squad trained in the familiar surroundings of the base camp in Rustenburg before flying east in mid afternoon.
I caught Gareth Barry for a brief word after training and he exuded the same level of confidence that England would get it right this time. Having made his first appearance for England at a major tournament, Barry is hoping his second appearance is more memorable.
Having boarded the smaller planes to and from Cape Town, the squad now know the drill, and it was a very smooth 80 minute flight.
Despite not being able to train on the pitch, both Fabio Capello and Steven Gerrard were required at the stadium for the customary pre-match press conference. Both spoke strongly, fully aware of the significance of the match and the outcome.
Now is not the time for the feint hearted, and anyone witnessing the captain and manager of England would be convinced of their fortitude.
All that remains is 90 minutes of football. Slovenia are the opponents in a game that will determine whether England continue at the World Cup or not.
As Steven Gerrard put it, it is do or die.