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 […]

Day 17 of Euros

Sorry this is late, but in between starting work experience/ crying myself to sleep/ staying up half the night/ crying myself to sleep/ waking up early/ crying myself to sleep, I just haven’t had the time. (Ooops, did I give away the score then…?) Our fourth quarter-final is ENGLAND vs. ITALY!! Italy last won a knock-out in […]

Day 16 of Euros

Our third quater-final is SPAIN vs. FRANCE!! Spain are current World and European Champions. France have not got to the knock-out stage of a tournament since 2006 where they lost  in the final. Spain are favourites. France could be the under-dogs if anyone actually gave them a hope in hell. The only statistic going in […]

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 […]

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 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, […]