For Harry, England and St George!
More than 50 years after England’s finest hour in football when it won the World Cup, our expectations of the national team have headed as far downwards as the fortunes of the country’s industrial base since 1966.
An Inflated View of their Worth
Footballers probably don’t worry too much about inflation. Top players are fabulously wealthy and their demand for most goods and services is relatively inelastic. But even the ‘beautiful game’ is distorted by inflation when you look at the effect it has on the eye-watering transfer fees paid to soccer superstars.