Was Peter Drury, deputy chairman of the ITV Moan U Supporters' Club (second-in-command to Tyledesley, natch), determined to outdo even Clive in his commentary tonight?
Bearing in mind that this was not even an England match
, Mr Drury exelled himself in tempting fate. 'This time tomorrow,' he prophesied, 'England should have their first points'. And: 'England could meet Portugal in the quarter-finals'.
Someone have a word.
The Portugal-Spain game, though: what a prospect.