One Freudian Football Mystery Solved, Plenty More to Go
Davies, Hunter, New Statesman (1996)
So soon in the season and yet already so many mysteries. How did England get ranked fourth in the world ? Obviously a computer mistake, or some hacker has broken in for a laugh.
Why are they always rubbish at Wembley? The answer is that the Wembley fans are not football fans, they are celeb spotters on a family outing, hoping, fingers crossed, they will see Becks or similar. They get restless otherwise, which transfers to the players, who get nervous. Real fans, following their fave club every week, will support till they are blue in the face and body - naked top half anyway - shouting "We're gonna win 9-8" with two minutes to go and 0-8 down.
What did Capello mean …
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Publication information: Article title: One Freudian Football Mystery Solved, Plenty More to Go. Contributors: Davies, Hunter - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 140. Issue: 5071 Publication date: September 19, 2011. Page number: 73. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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