And so begins a little write-up on soccer player's superstitious beliefs.
It's an enjoyable read, full of little insights. Go and read it.
Some of the more disturbing revelations:
1. Raymond Domenech, France's head coach has admitted he uses star signs to determine who makes it onto his squad. There are a few players who are convinced they were left off because they were Scorpios, or Leos. And they may be right.
2. In 1966, a player for England, Nobby Stiles (with a name like that, he pretty much was guaranteed to be English, yeah?) had an intricate routine involving himself, olive oil and grease.
3. John Terry listens to Usher?
And the quote for the headline comes from Adrian Mutu.