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“As the golden age of English football sat weeping in the centre circle at the end of Saturday’s quarter-final against Portugal, having again entered a penalty shoot-out with the confidence of men playing darts blindfold, it would indeed have taken a heart of stone not to laugh… This was England’s worst World Cup finals, in terms of performance, since they peaked in 1966 and arguably their worst ever. It is hard to judge since the Football Association’s preparations for the tournaments of the 1950s barely went beyond pith helmets and butterfly nets.”

David Lacey assesses Sven Goran Eriksson’s legacy in today’s Guardian.

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  1. snotty moore

    6 July, 2006 at 11:19 am

    England were rubbish of course (though watching the impotent France beat the Crimson Chelsea last night I think we could have held out for a nil-nil before losing on pens), but an experienced old bore like Lacey should at least know the difference between the expressions ‘golden age’ and ‘golden generation’, which I presume he meant.
    Slagging off the useless Richard Williams directly on the Guardian’s blog site has greatly added to the fun of the World Cup though.

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