Listentothemmoan, butthosepeoplewill be going mad if we beat West Germany
by a goal in the World Cup Final. SirAlf(red) Ramsey Of press criticism after England lost
againstWest Germany in February,
several months before England won theWorld Cup. Quoted in Bryon
Butler The Official History of the Football Association (1986).
Have you ever noticed how we only win the World Cup under a Labour
government? (James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx Quoted in Peter Ball and Phil ShawThe Book of
Football Quotations (1989).