Tag Archives: England

Team spirit

I don’t need to mention there’s an important semi-final tonight, do I? Most of the media build-up is drawing parallels with Italia ’90, for understandable reasons, yet for someone of my generation (I was born in 1959) 1966 is still … Continue reading

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Blind optimism meets reality. This clip of Steve McLaren during last night’s game  is the perfect summing-up of media coverage of the England team at every tournament in the past 50 years. Hilarious. [Thanks, Krish]

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Man of destiny

Hollow laughter rings out in the secondhand bookshop.

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The life of an England footballer, 1966

Definitely another country… Full-back George Cohen does some gardening. From the new book “Boys of ’66: The Unseen Story Behind England’s World Cup Glory”.

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