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The Guppy paradox: are England's left-sided woes back to haunt them? | Jonathan Liew

9 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Gareth Southgate has been wrestling with an all too familiar problem for England managers this week, to which Kevin Keegan certainly never found the answer
Steve Guppy is the one everyone remembers. Most dedicated followers of English football in the late 1990s and early 2000s would also be able to name Jason Wilcox and Steve Froggatt. Then you have your David Dunns, your Alan Thompsons, your Chris Powells. Two decades on, the infamous “England left-sided problem” tends to be evoked more as an exercise in nostalgia, a display of performative recall, than as a long-term failure of systems...
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