...and love. While England's almost A-team shone in Germany the B-team grasped their chance with both hands, fell over, let it slip out of their grasp and threw it into the back of their own net, as they lost at home to the Dutch.
...a turn. The Dutch great Johan Cruyff has died, aged 68, will probably be most remembered for that one moment in one game but he was much more than that but then how many players have a move named after them?
...they get the last laugh. In Euro 2000 Germany finished bottom of the their group after defeat by England, they took that as an insult and while we're still stuck with Shearer they are holding aloft the ultimate trophy
...even worse to watch. It was excruciating watching Great Britain - no Team GB here - being thwarted by their own success in the men's road race on the first full day of the Olympics. Not just because Mark Cavendish didn't have a chance to win.
...returns in time. It takes two to tango and with Italy playing their part Spain's style in the final of Euro 2012, wasn't as boring as in previous matches.
...to. Only the team from Tottenham could lose out on a place in next season's Champions League taken from them by a game this season in which they weren't involved and the bloody Germans lost on penalties.
...NEXT! So was that Stuart Pearce's one and only game as manager of England? Does he deserve another chance or his he just a bit too desperate for the job at the Euros despite all the protestations to the contrary?
...way. England batting, bowling and fielding like bums shouldn't take away from a great victory by Ireland in the World Cup or the great innings by Kevin O'Brien.
...can't stand to see him play for Spurs either. Just hope she's blocked his phone number or he'll be on to her to make 'Arry Redknapp play him just like Wilson Palacios' mother did before the draw with Everton.
...then how can this man be in the frame? Steve 'McClown' McClaren isn't English, he's Dutch everyone knows it, how could the F.A. hear that interview and think he's from anywhere else but the Netherlands?
...at The Lane? Everybody loves Rafael, it's not just the girls, as the Dutchman ran the game to beat Aston Villa a new Tottenham cult hero has been found for a snip, oh and who is Joe Cole?
...I didn't even know it was open. One of the joys of not having Sky Sports News anymore is not having to listen to Jim 'hyperbole king' White frothing at the mouth on transfer deadline day. Were there any transfers?
...World Cup. It epitomised pretty much what had happened in most of the previous 63 games throughout this last 31 days of the 19th FIFA World Cup. As the Dutch played a scummy game and got what they deserved.
...or should that be England 2. That's what it would have been on paper after the German's stuffed Maradonna's lot in the quarter-final on Saturday, of course on actual grass it probably would have somewhat different.
...this. After England came back to draw 2-2 with Holland last night in Amsterdam the manager claimed the goals were freakish errors and he didn't really talk about the team looking far better without Beckham.