Episode 1208: Easy Breezy England, Harry’s Head, Leggy Croatia, Belgium Dazzle, That’ll Do Deschamps, Neymar Punchline
It was, for a change, quite routine on Saturday afternoon (by England tournament knockout game standards) as a 2-0 win over Sweden saw them qualify for only their third ever World Cup semi-final, and their first since 1990.
Ken is a journalist, and so is unmoved by those who would suggest that he’s not exactly embracing this England team… even if news that he was watching “The Wind That Shakes The Barley” on Saturday night leaked out online.
On the night when England have qualified for the World Cup semi-final, some EMBITTERED members of the group have put on ‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’. pic.twitter.com/gUrIKWK5qP
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) July 7, 2018
English tourists in Dublin asked a local how to say “it’s coming home” in Irish ???????????? pic.twitter.com/oim1AaiflQ
— Mary Mc Intyre (@Mc1988) July 8, 2018
A friend just sent me this! Whoever made it is genius!???? pic.twitter.com/57NdEennrc
— Keira Kilroy (@Keirakilroy) July 7, 2018
Jonathan Liew of The Independent in London and Rory Smith of the New York Times talk us through England’s impressive win, Pickford magic and look ahead to their match against an increasingly leggy-looking Croatia.
This is getting silly now. https://t.co/UQ9liQN2zB
— Jonathan Liew (@jonathanliew) July 7, 2018
The reverie finally ends and reality bites for Russia. Hosts have brought far, far more to their party than they were expected to. But it’s also fair enough, I think, for the rest of the world to wonder exactly what it is we’ve seen. https://t.co/Cym0TVyGQV
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) July 8, 2018
And we discuss Waddle’s lip wobble, self aware Ross Kemp, Harry Maguire’s slab-head, Stuart Barnes on Neymar, Richard Clayderman, and Didier Deschamps’ “that’ll do” management which has gotten them all the way to the World Cup semi-final.
— Ross Kemp (@RossKemp) July 7, 2018
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Thanks chaps, enjoyed it enormously. https://t.co/gCIexQi2kc
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) July 7, 2018