Haul Baz Davies off the petangue court and back into the gantry, Motty will surely never hold a mic again.
Who will ever forget the plaintive, disbelieving wail when the second went in:
“The flag is not up!”
Long before the end, he was a sad and beaten man, shorn of human dignity:
“Surely there is going to be one more chance. Surely there is.”
Lawro was little help, seemingly unable even to profer a hug:
“Say something Mark, say something.”
All his faith was put in Becks:
“This is a corner …Beckham to take it please.”
And when it was done, you worried the old war obsession would rear its ugly head:
“I haven’t seen scenes of desolation like this since Germany… well… won here in 2000.