In the aftermath of England-USA, it seemed RTE and ITV inhabited two entirely different universes.
Eamon Dunphy: “An astonishingly inept performance by England.”
Gareth Southgate: “I thought we played well. You just can’t legislate for that goal.”
Graeme Souness: “I can’t believe England have played that badly. They were average in every department tonight.”
Patrick Vieira: “It was quite a good game by England. I think they played really well. They dominated the game from start to finish.”
John Giles: “We’ve seen five matches. By far the worst match and by far the worst perfomarmance by England. Awful. No cohesion.”
Dunphy: “Primitive and stupid football.”
Kevin Keegan: “I agree with Capello I think it was a very, very good performance. Good enough to win any game, certainly today’s game.”
Even in a parallel world, they could at least have told Kev the score.