David Owen: Does campaigning matter? The Holland and Belgium vote will tell us

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When I go to Stamford Bridge, I always try to walk via neighbouring Brompton cemetery.

The overgrown graves and weathered tombstones put things nicely into perspective.

Perhaps this helps to explain why - in the middle of the Leaders in Football debate on the race for the 2018 World Cup - I found myself thinking that none of it actually counted for very much.

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