Phil Neville was BBC's surprise choice to be co-commentator alongside Guy Mowbray for the England games at the World Cup this summer. However his first game against Italy may well have been his last as well.
Despite the game being very entertaining and providing plenty of talking points Phil Neville failed to get excited or animated at any point. His comments were very drawl and even when England equalised through Daniel Sturridge, it was as if Neville was commentating on a chess game.
When England are at the World Cup you want the commentators to get excited and try and transmit the atmosphere into our homes. They're lucky enough to be working there so they should make the most of it. It seemed as if Phil Neville wasn't bothered at all and 445 people even complained to the BBC following his laidback, slow approach.
The World Cup on BBC would usually never receive any complaints as everyone is so caught up in the action and this year the football has been amazing. Yet 445 took the time to complain to BBC over Neville's monotonous tone.
Luckily for England fans they won't have to listen to Neville during England's next two games as they will both be covered by ITV. Although not many can stand ITV presenter Adrian Childs either.
If/When England progress through to the knockout stages BBC will have the last 16 encounter and they are yet to finalise who will be on commentary duties. They backed Phil Neville and said he is an important part of their team but they stopped short from saying he will be continuing in his role.
He will however be commentating on BBC's highlights of the England games against Uruguay and Costa Rica which take place on Thursday and Tuesday.
He will also be in the studio as a pundit for Iran v Nigeria on today, for Russia v South Korea on Tuesday 17th and Nigeria v Bosnia on Saturday 21st.