A few last thoughts on the (S&M?) relationship between the English sports press and the English FA. For my part, I’m already hoping (praying) that one or other or (unfeasibly) both of Ireland’s teams make it to the finals (any finals) and continue and their recent tradition of making the team effort add up to much more than the sum of its parts.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty