Devoid of any actual content from this years World Cup, the E.S.P.N Classic channel decided to broadcast the mind numbingly awful England- Republic of Ireland match from Italia'90.
A match so lacking in skill, touch , control , finesse or tactical sophistication that it prompted the headline above from one of the Italian daily sports papers , I think it was La Gazzetta dello Sport.
If you think some of the games in this years competition are sub standard , you should have seen this horror show !
Too many of the coaches are more concerned about losing the opening game than trying to win it .
When a nation as gung- ho as Australia turns up for the opening match without fielding a striker then you know that caution is the order of the day