10. Will Grigg’s on Fire/The Bench Every single football fan, whether you come from Northern Ireland or not, will have gone mental to the chant of the tourney at some point in the last month, but the irony is that Will Grigg, the most talked/sung about player in the Euros, did even play a minute… Continue reading Top Ten Things We Loved About Euro 2016 (and none of them involve football!) [Euro 16 Diaries Finale]
Last night, Portugal stunned world football as they beat France 1-0 to win Euro 2016, after Éder scored a long-range winner in the second half of extra time. France were clear favourites to overwhelm Portugal, who had had a relatively unspectacular tournament before the final. Griezmann, Pogba, Payet, Matuidi, Giroud, Lloris, Koscielny and co. were… Continue reading Things Just Get B-Éder and B-Éder for Portugal (Euro 16 Diaries Vol. 14)
Hello? Is it safe? Can I come out of hiding? You sure? Ever since England were humiliated by Iceland, I haven’t been into the outside world and haven’t been on my blog, but now it’s final day so I might as well round up what has been going on since the defeat whilst I’ve been mourning the loss… Continue reading Knockout Stages Round-Up (Euro 16 Diaries Vol. 13)
Iceland humiliated England last night, knocking them out of Euro 2016 following a 2-1 win. As a result, Roy Hodgson immediately announced his resignation from his post as England manager, and the enquiries into what went wrong have begun. It all seemed to start so well. England avoided Portugal in the Round of 16, and would play… Continue reading English Leader Resigns as the Country Crashes Out of Europe (Euro 16 Diaries, Vol. 12)
• Kruchowiak steps up and if he scores they win – HE SCORES! 5 outstanding pens from Poland, and they very much deserved to win! Poland make the last eight, winning 5-3 on penalties. • And he SCORES! Super pen, right in the bottom left corner. • Jakob B… SCORES comfortably in the right side… Continue reading LIVE: Switzerland vs Poland PENALTIES (Euro 16 Diaries Vol 11)
The first night for a long time with no footy, so let’s reflect on an intriguing and unpredictable Group Stage… Group A: A Dmitri Payet-inspired France topped the group, relying on late goals to beat Romania and Albania and drawing 0-0 with Switzerland. The Swiss were also unbeaten, getting a win over Albania and drawing with… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Vol. 10: Group Stage Roundup
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