The Beautiful Game

The article "Come On, England!" clearly articulates all that is wrong with the country's national game [June 11]. That said, I found Professor Andy Markovits' quote confusing, out of place and irrelevant to the article: "How did this little nothing conquer a fourth of the world?" If this was an attempt to draw a linear relationship between British imperial history and the lack of success of the English football team, it was nothing more than bizarre.

Your cover line, "The Tragedy of English Football," is gratuitously...

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