So-called experts are notorious for getting it wrong. As soon as they open their mouths, a curse is cast on whoever has the misfortune to be spoken about.
“Ronaldo’s in great form. He’ll bring Portugal far.” Cue Portugal’s exit.
“Franck Ribéry will take the competition by storm.” Cue France’s ignominious exit.
“Wayne Rooney will explode into action at any time.” Cue England’s exit following Rooney’s perplexing lack of combustion.