Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
Eddie, I was just discussing that with my boss. It's because it's cool to slag England off, and just as cool to love Brazil. Simple fact is, Brazil have started just as bad as us, but the thing is, they've been lucky to win their games, whereas however poor we were, we still deserved the points.
If we were all like a certain north-easterner, I'd expect the kind of nonsense some like to ram down our throats time after time, especially from our upside-down brethren.
However, when it comes to arrogance, despite the fact that Cecil Rhodes said "Remember only this, that you are British, and in the lottery of life you have won first prize", some are more like us than we ever were.