I agree that this is generally England's style of play, although the last few years we seem to have often gone for the strong and slow approach. The players don't suit it but we've chosen managers that like it.
They did win it in 1970, but the better known lethargic styled classic 70s Brazil side didn't win anything.
I'd also say England do have a certain "style" of play, although it's certainly as not defined as Catenaccio or whatever agreed. Fast and physical is our thing though.
I think most often you just need a half decent team and a bit of luck to win a tournament. Again, Spain are really the only team I've known in my lifetime to win stuff by simply being by far the best team in the tournament.