They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. The Carlsberg England World Cup advert ahead of last year’s tournament featured Jeff Stelling, Paddy McGuinness, and Ian Wright and perhaps in a nod to their near neighbours also borrowed George Hamilton’s most famous line.
On this day in 1990, Ireland defeated Romania in a penalty shoot-out to reach the quarter-finals of our first ever World Cup.
Did you watch the Europa League final last week? Four hundred Bilbao fans didn’t. At least, not where they were supposed to. Instead of setting down in the Romanian capital Bucharest for the final, the supporters’ plane landed almost 400 miles away in Budapest, according to Spanish TV.
“He can nail me to the bed any time he wants.”
The seldom-heard commentary of Gabriel Egan during the penalty shoot-out against Romania
The nation held its breath…..