Even when one of the Home Nations has become World leading in its discipline, the decline from the pinnacle has been swift. It is as though, for the British, reaching the pinnacle is enough and that they simply do not know how to play as champions. Think of England’s football team in the 70s. English Cricket after 2011. The England Rugby Team after 2003. The Great Welsh Rugby team after the 70s. All were world-beaters before the decline. It is not through lack of talent. There have been many great sportsmen; players that have lit up the imagination but few teams have prevailed. If the talent exists, where has the problem laid? The hard truth is the British do love the game but have struggled to adapt to modern professionalism because they were reluctant to lose the very values that made the game special. This is that story.
Number of Pages: 224 Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781780915371 Publication Date:20/06/2016 Listed in:Sports & outdoor recreation Publisher:JMD Media