The Question: Is a messiah complex the cause of England’s failings?

Fabio Capello
“One of the oddities of reading Charles Reep, the pioneer of match-analysis in Britain, is that in among the Pooterish self-righteousness, and what at times seems an almost systematic misinterpretation of statistics, you come upon the odd nugget of wisdom. ‘The maximum number of matches played in the World Cup final stages, by any one team, has been six, up to the present date,’ he wrote in his unpublished book of 1973, League Championship Winning Soccer and the Random Effect. (Even now, with the tournament expanded to thirty-two teams, it is only seven).” (Guardian)

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