"Darling, a woman with a bottom like that could say anything"
But those days are behind them all, and even Darling said he knows the sense of relief they must feel.
Which is also what Darling said when he introduced the 50p tax in 2009.
"The difference between winning 16 games and 20 is a very fine line," Darling said.
"I wanted to end strong after my first half and give myself a good jump start into the second," Darling said.
"There are a lot of positive things to bring home," Darling said.
"For me, 755 and 714 are still going to mean something," Darling said.
"It's not very good for you to hear on the way out," Darling said.
"When something doesn't work and it's caught on film, we'll see the same type of play until we stop it," Darling said.
"It's a course of action that would make sense at this point," said Darling.