I have had a genius idea for guaranteed success (to a point) and restored national pride at the European Championships. It’s not going to be a universally popular way forward but I think we should give it a go
Here’s the plan – appoint Neil Warnock as manager and then tell him he’s only allowed to pick players from the Football League Championship. Warnock is gifted at getting great performances out of weaker players and they would play with infinite passion and not take their presence there for granted. Of course we could not win the tournament but we’d almost certainly get out of the group and maybe fluke a quarter-final and semi-final win, which is the best we could have hoped for anyway!
I’m not taking my suggestion seriously, but seriously I am convinced it would work.
Also, can we nominate David Bernstein for Sports Personality of the Year!?