When it comes to the coverage of German football in the media it seems we are destined to always hear the same old tired lines.
On Tuesday, football commentator Clive Tyldesley – a man apparently constructed in an ITV laboratory out of an idiot and some old episodes of Dad's Army – greeted Borussia Dortmund reaching the Wembley final of the Champions League with a cry of "THE GERMANS ARE COMING".
I imagine he was standing up in his commentary box waving a bayonet with one hand and his standard issue ITV tin helmet with the other.
The Sun also went with "THE GERMANS ARE COMING" once Bayern Munich had secured their place in the Wembley showpiece alongside Dortmund, riffing topically upon a war which ended 34 years before the oldest Bayern player was even born:
For those impressed that Tyldesley and The Sun had at least managed not to declare "ZE GERMANS ARE COMING" there is always the Daily Star: