The pattern is predictable, ticking over like clockwork every two years.
England has an underwhelming team yet somehow conjures a few good results before a major tournament, and the English get their hopes up. Egged on by the tabloids, they convince themselves they can win the upcoming tournament, but then England crashes out "prematurely" even though the team was probably never all that good to begin with. As a result, the country is disheveled and the newspapers slay the team and their coach.
So today, June 28, the day after England was bounced from Euro 2016 by puny Iceland in the Round of 16, is a sort of tabloid sports page Groundhog Day. It's the same stuff every two years. All that changes are the pictures and the names.
Let's have a look at what the Fleet Street editors have come up with to underscore the misery of the English and bemuse the rest of the world.
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