The truth is that for the last two weeks Britain has verged on the hysterical for an event that bored the pants off
every child I've spoken to and terrified every adult who didn't dare look skywards for fear of having their retinas burned into the back of their heads.
MANCHESTER CITY and Liverpool bored the pants off
their supporters when they played out a dull 0-0 draw at Eastlands in February and the scene could be set for an identical result tonight.
"Leaving Midsomer certainly didn't mean I was going to retire, I just didn't want to goon so long that I bored the pants off
I could have come here and stuck 10 men behind the ball, but it would have the bored the pants off
And his negative tactics of playing Michael Branch or, God preserve us, Neil Emblen as a sole striker has bored the pants off
the ever-decreasing flock.
Blundering blockbusters Batman and Robin bored the pants off
most mini-moviegoers and the bully-boy dinosaurs of Jurassic Park: The Lost World were a bit too scary.
Wolves bored the pants off
Charlton's second biggest crowd of the season - and boss Mark McGhee just loved it.
But it hints strongly that that WAS the case in the autumn, when England played zero attacking rugby and bored the pants off
the watching nation.