And so that’s it for the Olympics, and right on cue hardly anything worth billing turns up today, with even Blockbusters having finished. But don’t worry because, with apologies to readers in Scotland who kicked off ages ago, the football season proper in England is about to kick off and we’ll completely stop bothering pretending to be interested in dressage for another four years. To see us on our way ITV4 are screening another of the clip shows they often make – with no publicity and no repeat for about six months – which this time looks back at the imperial phase Ireland team, hopefully included that moment from the 1994 World Cup when John Aldridge wasn’t let on as a sub quick enough for his liking and swore non-stop on teatime telly for ages, just breaking off from shouting and pointing at the officials to score a goal.
Creamguide's Pick of the Day
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor tonight, which allows us to mention that when it got to number one, Calendar showed a clip from its Whistle Test-inspired video and captioned it “amateur video”. In fact that video was the first we’d heard of them or it, when it was shown on Popworld in fact, and we never thought the record version was quite as good because it was a bit overproduced. Anyway, it’s included here because it started bands being broken via the internet and that rather than the major labels and Top of the Pops.
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