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Gareth Southgate has defined a new Englishness. The left should listen

In 1973, when I was eight years old, England played an infamous, ill-fated World Cup qualifier against Poland at Wembley. Watching on television, I had a rather strange take on the biggest football match I had ever seen. Schooled in anti-establishment shtick by my older brother, and in awe of his 16-year-old dinner-table deconstructions of Britain's postimperial delusions, I found myself supporting the underdog Poles.
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