The Fiver | Something different and vaguely interesting: Scotland did a win!


Scott Murray

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The Fiver was mildly surprised this morning to discover that England (est.1872) only played Poland (est.1921) for the first time in 1966 (est. 1 Jan, 1966). Since then, of course, the two countries have met every other week, it feels like, so those were more innocent times. Gareth Southgate’s team travel to Warsaw tonight to face … you know what, we can’t summon the energy to do this again. The Poles haven’t beaten England for 48 years, despite having four shies at teams managed by Graham Taylor for goodness sake, and even if they manage it tonight England will still be top of the Group I table so good luck to them but we’re out.

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