If you haven't been following the World Cup, you're missing out on plenty of drama. There are twists and turns in nearly every match and now that we're down to the last eight teams the stakes are only going to get higher.
Last night, England became the final team to clinch their place in the quarter-final after a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Colombia. The whole country would have been on the edge of their seats or their barstools and, let's be honest, we were equally gripped here across the Irish Sea.
Were we happy for our neighbours or were we cursing the fact that Colombia didn't get it over the line after their last-gasp equaliser? Well, it seems like it was a bit of both.
Some were delighted for our cousins across the water...
So, we all follow English teams. I have done so all my life. So why are people here anti-England? This team is the best they’ve sent for years. Not in skill, but in commitment. I hope they go all the way.
— Philip Nolan (@philipnolan1) July 3, 2018
I’m not ashamed to support England, and I’ll stand in a hole in Talbot Street and tell anyone who’ll listen.
— Kevin McGee (@K__McGee) July 3, 2018
I don’t support any team in the World Cup. I’m a football supporter. I enjoy watching the game as a neutral.
I’m happy England one because for 70min Columbia were not interesting in playing football. They just wanted to foul and brush up on acting skills to try win a free..
— DamienBroderick (@1943ie) July 4, 2018
For others, the result led to potentially life-altering decisions...
Some preferred to remain philosophical...
One of the things that last nights match highlighted is that some cultures value craftiness (putting it at its most benign) as a quality: That’s a definitely a difference between Ireland and England.
— Conor Fitzgerald (@fitzfromdublin) July 4, 2018
Of course there was the odd back-handed compliment...
When England appointed Southgate I thought they were destined to be shite, fair fucks to him proving everyone wrong
— Mikey Murray (@mikeyLUFC94) July 4, 2018
In fairness England deserved that last night.. the Colombians are shit houses..
— chris fay (@chrisfay1) July 4, 2018
Congratulations to the England football team on winning the world cup,Wimbledon mens title,all Ireland football and hurling titles and of course the tour de France
— Mark Troy (@marktroy71) July 3, 2018
Some pointed out that there's nothing wrong with supporting England since we consume so much of their sporting culture...
When we subscribe to Sky Sports.
Watch Sky Sports News.
Buy the Sun, Mirror, Guardian.
Watch the World Cup on BBC and ITV.
Follow Gary Lineker, Piers Morgan and other English personalities.
And then complain when they become cheerleaders for their national team at WC time? ????
— Rory James O'Neill (@RoryONeill1990) July 3, 2018
Lads in Ireland here supporting United and Liverpool and so on all year and then England play and they have Columbian flags in your name will yous ever do one and just accept the fact that Footballs going home to them, Trippier is better then Cafu and Southgates doing bits
— Mikey Murray (@mikeyLUFC94) July 4, 2018
All the Irish lads that wanted Colombia to win tonight and will want Sweden to win on the weekend are the same patriotic lads that will be flooding to England from next month to May to watch their beloved English premier league team play ????????????????????yeeeeehaaaw
— Roga Hogurn (@GougherA) July 3, 2018
The 'H' word was bandied about a bit...
All aboard the england hype train #deluded
— aido mitchell (@aido2012) July 4, 2018
Pressure's on, lads...
You better hope its coming home! Otherwise your legacy will be "first team to concede a goal against Panama at a World Cup". To be fair though, some serious penalties, Le Tiss stuff! and great to see Rashford hit home. #England #WorldCup #ENGvCOL #mufc
— Blinker (@GregHarrison17) July 3, 2018
Hey, England... Some of us do want you to go far at the World Cup...
Lets be honest, Sweden won’t beat England, but my god Croatia better dismantle them and leave them in shreds. Only then will I be completely happy.
— Stephen (@StevRyan_) July 3, 2018
I hope England gets to the final and ends up getting smashed 5 nil
— 999-666-88-77 -2- 555-666-777-77-33- (@Brandon_f04) July 4, 2018
Swear don’t understand England only got through to the quarters and they are running around thinking they won the fucking World Cup! Did you ever hear the saying ‘never count your eggs before they hatch?’ Come the fuck calm your tits Hun
— Ali Baba (@AliciaKeegan) July 4, 2018
Which side of the fence are you on? We'll leave the final word to Grant Mitchell. Perhaps he can sway you?
— Ross Kemp (@RossKemp) July 3, 2018