Euro 2016 – Preview of the Final – France v Portugal

Sunday’s Euro 2016 Final sees France take on Portugal at the Stade de France. While the hosts have seemed to gather momentum with each game that they have played, especially in their knockout games; Portugal have won little praise thanks to their pragmatic and quite frankly rather boring approach. Both teams have significant firepower up […]

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 […]