Commentators and pundits alike surprised viewers last night by not making any boring and predictable euphemisms regarding cuckoo clocks during the England versus Switzerland Euro 2012 qualifier.
All the usual sad puns and unwise witticisms were all confined to the verbal dustbin as for once commentators choose to talk about the football for a change instead of reeling off a string of unfunny anecdotes about the nation England are up against and all it's famous cultural identities.
Martin Tyler, Jamie Redknapp and Richard Keys have all been praised by the general media for bucking the usual stereotypical trend in the world of football commentary by not stooping to the usual humourless quips such as ' the Russian centre forward looks appalled by that decision from the referee. It looks like he may need some vodka to calm him down' from Alan Parry commentating on the Russia game in 2004 and ' I believe the Norwegian squad are to receive cars as a special bonus for tonights game. If they win they will all recieve Fjord Escorts' from John Motson, Norway against England 1981.
Now that a prescendent has been set by messr's Tyler, Redknapp and Keys the watching public will be listening carefully to the up coming game against Wales in the next qualifier and any mention of leeks, minors helmets, dragons, Tom Jones, choirs, valleys, jpr williams and Max Boyce will signal a start back to the bad old days.