'Why didn't you just belt it?' How Gareth Southgate's Euro 96 miss helped him as England manager

Gareth Southgate, England, Euro 96
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There was one topic that wasn’t supposed to be on the agenda when FourFourTwo interviewed Gareth Southgate for our cover story in November 1996.

It was a subject that had already been dissected, analysed, sliced and diced by every hack with a story to spin; examined by academics about its effects on the national psyche; and even fussed over by physicists looking for the perfect equation to prevent it from happening again.

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