Disappointment As “This Is England ’90” Doesn’t Feature Kevin Sheedy’s Goal
THERE was widespread disappointment following Shane Meadows’ newest instalment to his acclaimed “This Is England” series, after the last episode of “This Is England ’90” failed to cover the moment when Kevin Sheedy buried the ball in the English net during Italia ’90.
Meadows’ gritty drama has captured the hearts of audiences since the release of the This Is England feature film, which was followed by This Is England ’86 and This Is England ’88.
Upon the announcement that This Is England ’90 would be the final instalment in the saga, Irish fans of the series naturally assumed that Sean, Woody, Lol and the gang would be dealing with the trauma associated with England’s humiliating 1-1 loss to Ireland at the opening game of the 1990 world cup.
“The group F match between Ireland and England in the Stadio Sant’Elia in Cagliari on the 11th of June remains one of the most important moments in the lives of Irish people around the globe,” said one unhappy TIE fan.
“And it can only be assumed that English people feel the same about that event as we do, except worse. I had hoped to see a scene where the gang all sit around laughing and joking while watching the game, and cheering when Linekar scored his poxy fucking flukey goal. Then there would be a sweet payoff when they all fell silent as Sheedy blasts the ball past Shilton”.
Meadows was unavailable for comment.