Cricket, Lovely Cricket
Slept after half time. England actually lost. Wow.
this might actually be the greatest thing I've seen.Even from beyond the grave this man is causing English football grief https://twitter.com/Hoopsterdell/status/747544851571412992
The commentators were just as surprised, there was a moment in the second half where Iceland had the ball in the left back/left centre half zone about 40 yards from their goal and Tyldsley goes 'Iceland just can't get out at the moment', they knock 4 or 5 passes together comfortably then move the ball to the right back who's in yards of space to launch an attack at England's left flank. It was as if Tyldsley just expected them to boot the ba whatever way they were facing.England genuinely looked surprised every time an Iceland player passed the ball. The "underestimated them" stuff is a cliché but that's really what happened, they defended the whole game as if Iceland were a team of blockheads that looks long every time when they actually use the ball reasonably well.
It was half an hour of calling them afraid, and talking about why Souness wouldn't have let that happen if he was playing.The pundit team on beIN Sports over here last night so arrogantly dismissed the Iceland team that this is so hilariously satisfying. Wish I hadn't fallen asleep so I could see the reactions of Gray, MacAteer and especially Souness after the way they "previewed" this one.