Ian O'Doherty: Well, are you excited yet?
Just like everyone else in the country, I watched Friday night's horror show through my fingers.
In a rather horrifying example of football imitating life, we were in the now familiar position of being played around with by Germany. They were utterly dominant in every part of the field to the point where even they seemed slightly embarrassed by their dominance -- although it's unlikely Frau Merkel feels slightly awkward at the power she holds over us.
The football was sterile and . . . actually, hang on a second and let's be more realistic.