Luckily, the numbers were evened up after Ortega
'headbutted' van der Sar, although contact seemed minimal
and the stringy keeper collapsed in mock agony as is de
rigeuer these days, you just can't put the heed on someone.
It opened the gates of opportunity once more for the
Orangemen and they marched straight down the Gavaghy Road
without any need for rubber bullets and an intervention from
the Prime Minister. I've drooled enough about Dennis on
these pages already, but what a moment. Look up the word
sublime' and add some lemon to it, turn the lemon into an
orange by some arcane citrus alchemy, and pass me some more
coffee and Nurofen. All credit to the lad Frank de Boer for
a brilliant 60-metre pass, too. A big up to the Holland
posse, they know the score, and the score's 2-1, they're on
the case with the hardcore face, they're givin' it large,
with a big shout going out to Frank and Ronald, to Clarence
and Patrick, to Dennis and Marc, to Edgar and all the boyz.
Respect is due. To Hiddink's crew. Ahem.