We’re not creative enough: we’re not positive enough.
Sir Trevor Brooking, in the opening moments of this video:
Perhaps the only good football song ever written that’s just about football. It says only good things about the Germans that they adopted it for themselves – but neglected to translate it in the process. Of course, it’s 41 years of hurt now.
If you can stand it, there are some interesting reflections to be had by listening to the horrible, mawkish 1998 remix. From the days, so recent yet so long ago, when “war” meant something other than, well, war:
I see they left Sir Trevor out of the remake. An error, in my opinion.