The 67-year-old led Norway to the finals in 1994 and 1998 with a no-nonsense, ugly gameplan which bored the pants off
neutrals but took his team to as high as second in the Fifa rankings.
Sadly, no one had the courage to remind Big Ron that his Wednesday team had just bored the pants off
30,000 disgruntled home supporters.
And maybe he did it because Mrs Prim and Proper bored the pants off
He bored the pants off
neutrals, yet the defensive organisation and fitness of the team eventually overcame their lack of quality.
The Ancient Mariner in the Coleridge poem was so desperate for an audience that he stopped a wedding guest, held him with his boney hand and rheumy eye, and bored the pants off
Compare that with the time Meg Ryan came to this side of the pond and famously bored the pants off
the nation with an excruciatingly dull chat on Parky.
The French misery guts, whose long-running transfer dispute with Arsenal bored the pants off
football fans the length and breadth of the country, was responding to British newspaper reports suggesting he was fed up with the game and ready to quit for good.
It is a recipe for disaster and perhaps provides the best explanation as to why for the 65 minutes until Rooney's introduction, this game must have bored the pants off
Sky TV viewers.
Time after time in recent years, England have left the home comforts of Wembley for dangerous, foreign fields, bored the pants off
the natives plus millions more back home, but got a result.