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Yahoo News journalist, Jefferson Fellow and author of Track Faults And Other Glitches. Personal opinions.
Sep 27, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
Tournament football is a strange beast. I’m no expert but I’ve been watching it long enough to know this much: 🧵 #ENGGER #England 1. Pre-tournament form, reputations and hype mean precisely fuck all once proceedings kick off. c.f. defending world champions France had the likes of Henry, Trezeguet and a (half fit) Zidane in 2002 - and they still went out without scoring a single goal.