Back home, they think it’s all over…
Unfortunate for him, of course, but I think we should take a moment to thank Sam Allardyce for finding a way to lose his job as England manager (England start to talk of going all the way: Delirium at home has got Southgate dreaming big, 9 July).
It’s safe to say that England manager Gareth Southgate is officially the greatest living Englishman, and unlikely to be superseded whatever England’s performance this week. Let’s face it, there’s not much competition.
“The game’s afoot. / Follow your spirit, and upon this charge / Cry ‘God for Harry! England and Saint George!’”