It was match fixing without the money, but things like that have happened quite a lot over the years.
The main thing that was wrong with it was that had Egypt equalised against England, lots would have been drawn between all four teams.
As it was, lots were drawn between Eire and Holland, and we got the long straw.
Big Mick pulled a fast one on poor Ruud, because let’s face it, they were better and could well have beaten us had they really gone for it.
Wasn’t the last time Big Mick would rope a dope the Dutch either.