Euro 2016 – Thoughts on the Quarter Finals

Other than Portugal sneaking a win late in extra time against Croatia, who couldn’t replicate their performance in defeating Spain in the Group, and the two surprising results on Monday, the Round of 16 went largely to form. We now have the four quarter final match-ups over the next four days; here are some thoughts […]

Euro 2016- Thoughts on the Round of 16

Switzerland – Poland – looks to be fairly evenly matched on paper, extra time is a distinct possibility and possibly penalties. Poland on penalties for me. Wales – Northern Ireland – Northern Ireland may well prefer playing a British side but equally the Wales defence will be prepared and used to their threat at set-pieces, […]

Euro 2016 – Reflections after the Group Stage

With the Group Stage now concluded, I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the tournament so far: Team of the Group Stage For me the stand out team so far has been Croatia, who would have claimed maximum points if they hadn’t let their concentration drop after the suspension of their game […]

Euro 2016 Predictions – Revisited

Just prior to the start of the tournament I put predictions for every group stage match into an Excel spreadsheet in order to predict how I thought the tournament would develop. Now that the group stage has been completed I thought it might be interesting to see how my predictions compare to what actually happened: […]