I'm not going to South Africa. So instead I'm gonna try and watch a bit if not all of every game at work, or at home or in a bar or wherever. On the telly. With a beer. And I'm gonna predict who I think is gonna win. And talk about football stuff. So there.

Sunday 6 June 2010

Great Armchair World Cup Moments No.4

1986. England had made a poor start to the tournament. A 1-0 loss to Portugal had been followed by a goalless draw against Morocco. That left us needing a win against Poland in the final group game to progress to the knockout phase.

And so the Lineker legend was born. But enough has been written about Lineker's hat-trick in that game. This Armchair Fan's highlight was hearing Jimmy Hill in the background in the commentary box unable to stifle his delight as Lineker stuck away those three goals.

You can hear the legend that is the Hill shouting in delight like one of the fans, as Barry Davies tries to keep it as cool as he could. Good lad, Jimmy.