...ago today. The 11th of May, 1983, at the Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden. The 1982/83 European Cup Winner's Cup final. Aberdeen 2 Real Madrid 1.
...unbeaten run under Roy Hodgson. With the help of a number of England players but also one of the best goals you'll ever see.
...for England brigade. Steven Gerrard will lead out England tonight in Sweden in the process making his 100th appearance for the country.
...almost England. Regardless of England's first competitive victory over Sweden, this was a match between pretty equally matched sides, turned on piece of good fortune - James Milner's yellow card.
...according to the 'experts'. The reaction from certain quarters to England hanging on for a draw in their Euro 2012 opener against a poor French team was quite predictable.
...or has he played a clever game? I've been struggling to figure out what Roy Hodgson is playing at since his squad for the forthcoming Euros was announced.
...should he? As soon as it was announced on Sunday night that the F.A. have made their approach to the man they want to take over as England boss the knives were out because that man was Roy Hodgson and not 'Arry Redknapp.
...purpose. That was ex-England manager Graham Taylor's opinion. But maybe the only purpose it served was England finally beating Sweden after 43 years.
...all. It was 24 years ago that the 24 year old Cliff Burton died on Metallica's European tour in Sweden.
...I see before me. Why did I watch the second series of Wallander? The first three BBC films should have given me enough clues to how this series would pan out.
...Stuart. You didn't really think you'd go on and beat the Germans now did you? England rode their luck to get to the European U21 Championship final but were beaten by a far better German side.