{mosimage} 1 July ~ A major event for English football in 2001 was the 5-1 thrashing of Germany in Munich. In the following issue of WSC two contributors went head-to-head on whether Sven-Göran Eriksson could "change England fans". Philip Cornwall believed that the anti-Eriksson elements had "been left looking so stupid that even they realise it", while Tom Davies claimed: "It is something of a liberal fantasy to suppose that one urbane, sophisticated foreigner can somehow 'civilise' the 'mob'."

Yes ~
Who would have thought, a year ago, that los­ing to Germany could be the best thing to happen to the English game in over 30 years? But, provided that we do what is necessary against the Greeks, how else to describe the appointment of Sven-Göran Eriksson ? Read the full article

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