Podcast 196: An Echo of Glory, Part 6 – The Denuding of England

by | Feb 10, 2020

Britain had given the game of football to the world, and it was long believed that they were naturally the best at it, as well. Fallings out with FIFA meant that the home nations didn’t take part in the first three World Cups, but by 1946 the world had changed an awful lot, and England now had to prove themselves against the best in the world. The FA ignored sizable tremors, before the delusion of grandeur finally crashed to pieces on an overcast afternoon in London, in November 1953.

It’s time for the sixth episode of our series An Echo of Glory, the story of football in England and Wales. This week’s story is a systemic epic of failure and short-sightedness. It’s the story of the England national team from 1946 to 1954. There’s a bunch of different ways in which you can subscribe to the 200% podcast. You can do so through Spotify, which you can find right here, and you can download this week’s to listen to at your leisure by right-clicking and saving here, whilst the podcast RSS feed is here and you can subscribe through Itunes here. Please rate and review if you appreciate what we do!

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Podcast 196: An Echo of Glory, Part 6 - The Denuding of England