If you have read anything I have ever written, here or elsewhere, on Club versus Country, you will know how little pain I have been feeling about England’s exit from the European Championships.
The Everton debacle hurt a million times more, as did Reading away in 1997, the Gillingham and Charlton relegation and promotion playoffs and meaningless end-of-season capitulations to Spurs and Tranmere Rovers. For that matter, England 2 Croatia 3 bothered me less than the Sudoku puzzles I occasionally mess up.
But many of you will disagree. Cherrie Daley, a sports researcher, is conducting a survey on fans’ attitudes to England managers. I took part only because the questions also invite supporters to make comparisons with, and offer analysis of, the managers of their own clubs.
There is a prize draw for which all entrants qualify. Go to this link if you’d like to chip in.