Swaggering up to Tony Clay’s Halfway, he sang the praises of England goalie Jordan Pickford in the match against Colombia: “I mean, he was like a cat, the geezer. He was like, ‘Get hold of that! Quarter finals. See ya later on Colombia!'”
Halfway added: “When he missed that penalty, though, I thought, ‘Oh no, here we go again!’ But I can’t believe it.”
“Well start believing it,” said Mick. “We’ve got Jordan Pickford in between the sticks. Handsome Harry up front, even though he is Tottenham.
“Just give us the trophy! I tell ya what, it’s coming home son – it’s coming home.”
“But Sweden ain’t no joke though, Mick,” Halfway warned. “They’re a strong unit.”
“Flat pack mugs,” replied Mick. “We’ll smash the granny out of them.”
But one eagle-eyed viewer noticed some security footage shown later in the episode which proved that, although Dyer was reacting to England v Colombia, the evening match wasn’t actually due to kick off for another few hours in Walford time.