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The English Media Have Lost The Plot Over That Historic Defeat To Iceland

The English Media Have Lost The Plot Over That Historic Defeat To Iceland
By Gary Reilly Updated

*Not that we blame them for losing the plot of course, if ever there was a time for it, it was this morning.

The English press are a notorious bunch at the best of times. The common perception seems to be that they artificially lift expectations to an unreachable level and when those expectations aren't met, they're savage in their criticism to the point of cruelty. All that may or may not be true. Regardless, watching it all unfold from this side of the Irish Sea has become something of a national pastime that we're not about to get tired of any time soon.

So, with that in mind, let's take a look at what made the back (and front) pages of the English papers this morning.

Before we get into it, it would be remiss to not mention the criticism that's being aimed at The Sun over their decision to put Wayne Rooney's crying son on the front page.

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'Oh Dad, what have Roo done?' - Horseshit, pure and utter horseshit.

Also, leaving aside the ethical implications of putting a footballer's crying child on the front page, that headline is also horseshit. Apparently it's a play on 'Mums go to Iceland'. And while there may be

They did slightly better on the back page in terms of the pun.

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As for the rest of the English papers, they weren't exactly forgiving.

It's worth noting that the Times, who would usually be adverse to hyperbole gave every English player a zero in their player ratings. Nicely played.

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