In the Thick of It

Is English football dominated by The Culture of the Thick — managers and teammates of below-average intelligence who can’t stand players who are smarter than they are? The Craig Bellamys and Joey Bartons are villified for being disruptive, while “[t]he type of player English football breeds — hard, stupid men — are the men who decide which direction teams go: men like John Terry are the dressing room ‘leaders’ whose opinions are, ironically, allowed to be heard.” (Surreal Football)

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