GERMANY vs. ITALY

The second and last semi-final. Germany are favourites as most people have been enjoying their football very much so far, myself included and I would very much like to see a Spain, Germany final. However, they have an awful record against Italy, losing to them in the semi-finals in 2006. Italy were not expected to […]

SPAIN vs. PORTUGAL (updated)

And so begins the point where we little down the best 4 in Europe to the best 2  in Europe. Spain are the current European AND World champions are the Favourites. However, Portugal have many good players and have reached the last four in recent tournaments. Score SPAIN 0-0 Portugal A.e.t SPAIN 0-0 Portugal Both […]

Day 15 of Euros

Our second quarter-final is GERMANY vs. GREECE!! Greece were finalists in 2004. And they won. Germany were finalists in 2008. But lost to Spain. Greece are playing on the memories of that tremendous tournament 8 years ago. Germany are playing on recent defeats in major tournaments and their last triumph was this tournament in 1996. First […]

Day 14 of Euros

Our first quater-final is CZECH REPUBLIC vs. PORTUGAL!!! Portugal were finalists in 2004. But lost to Greece. Czech Republic were finalists in 1996. But lost to Germany. Both of those teams will want to make up for those losses. Although it will be much fresher in the Portuguese minds. First half: Portugal were playing the […]

5 ways to recognise someone who isn’t a football fan

They don’t know the difference between things like the Championship and the Champions League. Or one game and two legs. Or penalties and spot-kicks. Or away goals and home goals. Or a manager and a chairman. Or a forward and a midfielder and a right back. Or, and I promise you I know someone like […]

Day 13 of Euros

So, no actual football today- it’s the day when all the teams in the quarter-finals take a break, have a rest, train, whatever and make sure that they know their opponents inside out. Here is the schedule: Thursday (tomorrow)- Czech Republic vs. Portugal Friday- Germany vs. Greece Saturday- Spain vs. France Sunday- England vs. Italy […]

Day 12 of Euros

Ukraine 0-1 England Sweden 2-0 France Game 1 So, we are THROUGH!!! The England boys came out very slowly, the Ukrainians providing few problems but they did have a lot of possession and passes. This, however, no longer seems to worry the English, who are happy to run about, defend a little, whilst keeping Roy Hodgson’s […]

Day 11 of Euros

Italy 2-0 Republic of Ireland Spain 1-0 Croatia Game 1                   Once again, opting to watch the second game here. An Italy win did not guarantee qualification, although a loss did guarantee be outed. The Irish were outsiders by a long shot and actually may be happy to have only conceded two. The first was in […]

Day 10 of Euros

Germany 2-1 Denmark Netherlands 1-2 Portugal Sorry for the lateness of this blog, had some little things like ‘revision’ and ‘exams’ to attend to…  Game 1 Due to both games being played at 7.45pm GMT (so games can’t be ‘fixed’) we opted out of this game on the basis that Holland were playing for their […]

Day 7 of Euros

Italy 1-1 Croatia Spain 4-0 Republic of Ireland Game 1                   Evens Stevens in my opinion. (And, you know, the score line kind of says that as well.) Italy scored first and while it didn’t seem like Croatia would get back in it, get back in it they did. My favourite di Natale was brought on […]

Day 6 of Euros

Denmark 2-3 Portugal Netherlands 1-2 Germany  Game 1 And so begins Portugal’s comeback, further heightened by the Netherlands inability to win a single game yet. It was expected that the Danes would fight for this especially after their Dutch win. However the Portuguese needed the points more and fought harder. They were the first to […]

Day 4 of Euros

England 1-1 France Sweden 1-2 Ukraine For me, personally, the most exciting group, as my England boys are in it! As a typical England fan, I am of course convinced they can win it. However, this tournament is all about being a ‘realist’…So, you know, keep an open mind…. 🙂 In terms of other teams, the […]

Day 2 of Euros

Netherlands 0-1 Denmark Germany1 -0 Portugal This group was so-called the ‘group of death’. One group with three of the supposed best teams in the world in. Plus Denmark, a team who failed to qualify for the Euro’s in ’92 but when Yugoslavia were disqualified and Denmark replaced them, actually went on to win it. […]

Day 1 of Euros

I will be doing a day-by-day reviews of everything going on in Poland and Ukraine this summer. This summer is, for those who do not know, the Euro’s, a European competition in which 16 teams (this year) take part in order to win a trophy. To non-football fans, it’s just a game. To football fans, […]