No one could interpret Jerusalem as anything but a celebration of English eccentricity through the medium of invented history. It is the most fitting choice to rouse the crowds and propel the quest for sporting triumph of England’s national teams.
By strange osmosis, lads too young to remember the Northern Ireland conflict - never mind World War II - still swallow the old England songbook and travel to away games to chant about wars, “10 German bombers” and the IRA.
Congratulations to Iceland on their historic and well-deserved victory over a hapless England last night. The Iceland players and travelling fans are a credit to their country. If only the same could be said for our players and fans. The film [...]