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Commentator on the England/Iceland match

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Floradora9 Mon 27-Jun-16 22:29:24

I cannot believe what I just heard . At the end of this terrible showing from the English football team the chap doing the commentary said " This result will completely overshadow everything else that is going on back home " What planet is he on ?
Maybe Jock Stein was right to say that football is more important than life and death.

Alea Mon 27-Jun-16 22:31:01

gringringrin
England really out of Europe then?

Charleygirl Mon 27-Jun-16 22:33:49

Iceland did a sterling job- they were the superior team, that was obvious. Good luck to them- I do not know who they are up against next.

Grannyknot Mon 27-Jun-16 22:44:30

There have been some very amusing tweets.

Anya Mon 27-Jun-16 22:47:29

Sorry but couldn't resist.....

Anya Mon 27-Jun-16 22:48:53

Did anyone bother to explain to the England team that the 'leave' vote didn't apply to football?

tanith Mon 27-Jun-16 22:51:59

I'm half Welsh, I'll go with that grin

Anya Mon 27-Jun-16 22:57:45

Perhaps we could ask to play the match a second time to see if we can get a better result next time???? wink

Grannyknot brilliant....pethaps that's how we ought to have selected our players?

Alea Mon 27-Jun-16 22:58:48

Petition for a rematch? grin

Anya Mon 27-Jun-16 23:05:17

Now just hoping when the disappointed fans return home they don't go throwing bricks through windows of Iceland or spraying graffiti on their windows shock

chelseababy Wed 29-Jun-16 17:12:41

Flora I think it was Bill Shankly that said football was more important than life I'd death. Unlike some (dont mean on here) I'll be cheering Wales on now.

Christinefrance Wed 29-Jun-16 19:48:03

Have no sympathy for people who earn hundreds of thousands pounds per week and can't come up with the goods. Perhaps they should have visited the Somme memorial for inspiration.

rosesarered Wed 29-Jun-16 20:06:14

It's only a game innit?
I know nothing about footy but DH (who does) says that we played badly, and I further think that Iceland, having a tiny population, did well to put out a football team at all.
Plus, we may all have a bit of Viking in our blood, so well done them.👍🏻

Anya Wed 29-Jun-16 21:20:14

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granjura Thu 30-Jun-16 09:04:14

One I saw the other day was:

It's the first time England loses twice in a week to Iceland.

tiggypiro Thu 30-Jun-16 11:27:16

Love the jokes above ! No doubt they will still be saying one of the few phrases they manage to say ie "We got a result". I always thought that in every match of any sort there was always a result so I am never sure what on earth they are on about. I always think that footballers / managers etc must have a list of phrases to learn and it is a short list at that.