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Euro 2016 Daily Diary

Portugal Battle On Without Ronaldo To Win Euro 2016

Portugal Battle On Without Ronaldo To Win Euro 2016

By Bill Thomas It ended with the European Champions playing seven, winning one, drawing six in regulation time. If that doesn’t sum up a tournament that has struggled to…

Hosts France Beat Germany To Set Up Final With Portugal

Hosts France Beat Germany To Set Up Final With Portugal

By Bill Thomas It’s a tired old cliché, that one about football fans being the twelfth man, but on rare nights, it’s one that can rise up and…

Wales Dream Run Ends As Portugal Reach Final

Wales Dream Run Ends As Portugal Reach Final

By Bill Thomas  Semi Final Portugal 2 Wales 0 Winning ugly is a term beloved of professional sportsmen because, for them, the result must always come first and, if you…

Icebreakers: France Demolish Iceland To Set Up Semi Final With Germany

Icebreakers: France Demolish Iceland To Set Up Semi Final With Germany

By Bill Thomas France’s comprehensive demolition of Iceland this evening will have made painful viewing for Roy Hodgson and Marc Wilmots, for Didier Deschamps’ team gave an…

Germany Beat Italy After Epic Penalty Shoot Out

Germany Beat Italy After Epic Penalty Shoot Out

By Bill Thomas On they march, just about. Germany finally defeated Italy on penalties, in the messiest of shootouts, and their hopes of winning the Euros, to go with the…

World Class Wales Beat Bungling Belgium

World Class Wales Beat Bungling Belgium

After the dreary, timid sterility of Portugal’s win over Poland, the Euros needed a proper game of football today and it certainly got that as Wales and Belgium…

Portugal Through To semi finals On Penalties

Portugal Through To semi finals On Penalties

by Bill Thomas Poland against Portugal ended up being the game we all feared it might be after their respective round of 16 games, a stalemate that started brightly enough…

No Future In England’s Dreaming

No Future In England’s Dreaming

By Bill Thomas A few more thoughts on England’s dreaming in which there proved to be no future. Hodgson has gone and another sacrificial lamb will turn up…

Euro Diary June 27th: Brexit 2

Euro Diary June 27th: Brexit 2

By Bill Thomas Round of 16 Italy 2 Spain 0 England 1 Iceland 2   Let’s start with England. Dear God, they were beyond awful. Men who lord…

Euro Diary June 26th: Germany & Belgium Impress, France Rally To Beat Ireland

Euro Diary June 26th: Germany & Belgium Impress, France Rally To Beat Ireland

By Bill Thomas Round of 16 France 2 Republic of Ireland 1 Germany 3 Slovakia 0 Belgium 4 Hungary 0 All through this competition we’ve been waiting for…