The England Retrospective, Part 8
"Winner with a capital W"
The England national team might have been the country’s least popular institution by the late 2000s.
This was a phenomenally talented group. Anyone saying otherwise was simply a performative contrarian. And yet they couldn’t win. For Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, John Terry and Rio Ferdinand to not even qualify for Euro 2008 c…
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