Running Scared: England's National Team

It’s a form of sporting manic depression that does no one any favours. Were England to be less vaunted and if less was expected of them, they would, almost certainly achieve much more. But somehow English culture won’t let that happen. I suspect, with my psych-analysts pipe and slippers on, that it’s because as a nation we’re too much in love with cynicism and defeat and that we rather enjoy feeling bad about everything. Which when you think about it, is in itself a sort of madness. But it’s been this way for 40 years and I don’t see it changing any time soon.

John Nicholson writes each week for Football 365 and EPL Talk. You can listen to John’s wonderful stories on episode 30 and 45 of the EPL Talk Podcast, as well as purchase his excellent Footy Rocks book and order one of his unique rock’n roll T-shirts.
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  1. Yee Piao March 29, 2007

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