Jubilant Scotland soccer boss, Gordon Strachan, told reporters last night that he inspired his struggling team to beat Slovakia with a last-gasp winner in last night’s key World Cup clash by invoking the memory of England’s famous win over West Germany in the World Cup Final in 1966 and by giving them all a Tunnock’s Auld English Teacake each at half-time to boost their energy levels and lift their morale for the 2nd half
A clearly relieved Strachan told reporters: “I could see that the boys’ heads had dropped at half-time so I told them to remember how England rallied in extra-time against the Germans in ’66 to pull off the greatest win in British sporting history.
“I told them that we needed to summon up the never-say-die spirit that led to Geoff Hurst scoring England’s winner with that shot that hit the bar and then bounced down a good 3 or 4 feet over the line.
“I then made the lads sing God Save The Queen before giving them a reviving Tunnock’s English Teacake each and telling them to go out and do Britain proud.
“I just knew that the wonderful taste of bonny England that pervades each lovingly baked cake would spur the lads on to victory and I was dead right.”
In last night’s other matches involving the home nations, England, and Northern Ireland also kept their hopes of an early World Cup exit alive after a lack-lustre England stumbled to a narrow win over Slovenia and Ireland got a fucking good hiding from the Germans.