Iceland’s some 330,000 people. Bath and North East Somerset is some 180,000 people. We could regard them as being roughly equal in size.
Thus last night’s football is roughly the equivalent of the BANES team beating the national one.
No, that wouldn’t actually work, would not happen. Bath City FC is somewhere down in the Beazer Home Leagues Division 7 South West or something.
Bath RFC however used to be something different. There’s been a good decade of my lifetime when you’d have happily taken 50/50 odds on the BANES team being able to beat the national one. Actually, pretty much any national one.