...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?
...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?
...history. England chasing down 293 to beat the Netherlands in their World Cup opener. Yes let me repeat that the Netherlands, which they did with a whole 8 balls to spare.
...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.
...servant of the game. Former England player and manager Sir Bobby Robson lost his final battle against cancer and died today aged 76, a excellent club manager he wasn't quite there with the top job.
...Gazza taught the Jocks to play. Then a few days later it was the turn of the Dutch.
...they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? Philippe Senderos. Which kind of, bar a couple of games, describes Euro 2008 so far.
...or Indoroll. I hadn't heard much about the Indorock scene at the dawn of rock and or roll but the The Tielman Brothers put on a show that seems ahead of it's time.