sett var met í fjölda mænudeyfinga á fæðingarvakt um helgina – níu mánuðum eftir 2-1 sigurinn á Englandi
— Ásgeir Pétur (@asgeirpetur) March 27, 2017
Ahead of tonight’s football friendly with Iceland at t
he Aviva Lansdowne Road Nua
When Iceland beat England in the last 16 of Euro 2016, it marked one of the most famous days in its footballing history – and one doctor has spotted a clue as to how the country might have celebrated.
Asgeir Petur Thorvaldsson, a doctor in the anaesthesiology department at Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, tweeted that his maternity ward had administered unprecedented levels of pain relief over the weekend – coincidentally nine months exactly since Iceland’s 2-1 victory over England.
Roughly translated, Mr Thorvaldsson said: “Set a record for the number of epidurals in the maternity duty this weekend.”
Iceland’s most glorious moment was the defeat of England in the first knockout round, while their fans provided one of the signature sounds of the tournament – the “Thunderclap” celebration.
Baby boom in Iceland hospital nine months to the day since win over England at Euro 2016 (Telegraph)
Fair play to them, showing how a national football association can use it’s resources to benefit the game in the country as a whole. While our lads pay for their CEO to drink out of a shoe…
I knew you’d admire their blueshirts….
they wear them with an integrity that our blushirts can’t even understand…
I think you may have just conceived of the next FG campaign
I thought it was “keeping the vulture funds sweet”
keep the scandal going..
It’s a “thundering” disgrace.
I thought they’d be all “natural birthers” in Viking lands.
Shame on them with their epidurals! Can they not put up with a bit of pain, like their ancestors.
(says a man who has never had to poop a melon, in fairness.)
The night is young yet.
I doubt we’ll be able to steal the Thunderclap as easily as we did Ole Ole Ole after the 1988 Euros, even though were almost as much as an England B team again as we were back then thanks to the Granny rule.
England are an England B team at the moment.
When aren’t they?
66, 70, 90 & euro 96 were all decent teams but yeah they usually under deliver alright :)
Didn’t they win something in ’66? There is very little reference to it in the media so I guess they don’t like to talk about it.
yeah they won world war 3 with bombjacks or somfink…
Why is it always about England? Our repression and endless damning of the England team says so much more about us than them.
Hi Gareth :)
He’s absolutely correct. Get over yourself
Get over myself?
What are you gacking about –
even the most fervent England fan would admit they have under achieved.
Relax Bertie. They’re crap! You feel better now?
Also, they’re worst team is still better than any team we can ever assemble. Simples. Enough with the repressed Irishman stuff.
The Motherwell Thunderclap
But pregnancy doesn’t last 9 months, at 40 weeks, it’s closer to 10.