We all know how to put our national game to rights. Get the old values back; show passion and commitment; get a proper English manager; get our kids to learn their skills playing football in the street just as we used to. Kick the money men out of the game and go back to the time when clubs were at the heart of their communities. Unserweiter.
But there was a time when all of our players started out with street football – when they rode to the game on the bus with the fans – when we had a proper English manager – when proper values held sway. Here’s a reminder of those happy days. Pure unabashed nostalgia, for which there need never be an excuse: