::: FistedAway today welcomes a guest post from Elliott, editor of the rather lovely Futfanatico :::
Save your St. Crispin’s Day speech for another tournament. Rather than roll into the semifinals of the U21 Championships, Stuart Pearce’s side won the hearts, admiration, and plaudits of its home nation for a scintillating run all the way to the end of the group stage. While some naysayers may turn their nose at the Three Lions, the majority of fans have showered them with praise and adoration. Nobody can deny their bravery in playing three full games in the space of a few weeks.