Interesting that the “country needs an opportunity to let its hair down”. Note so does the opposition.
Interesting that politicians come out of the woodwork as football fans, make speeches about it in the House of Commons and wear England football tops newly sourced for the occasion. Don’t they realise the contempt this engenders.
Interesting to see the unleashing of a drunken nationalistic fervour.
Interesting to watch the periodic build up of hopes and expectations – beware they are mostly dashed in the final analysis.
Interesting to observe the lack of understanding when English people find that Scots, Welsh and Irish are ambivalent to the outcome of the final.
Interesting that cheating seems to be accepted as part of the modern game (they should introduce the sin bin).