Dream Team 2021-22

Hi guys Here’s my The Sun Dream Team for the 2021-22 season. Matches from the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League and Europa League all count. I’m not sure about the new Europa Conference. Obviously it makes sense to select players from team that will be competing in European competition because they’ll playContinue reading “Dream Team 2021-22”

Euro 2020(1) Dream Team: Results

Click below to see what my team looked like at the start of the tournament… Euro 2020(1) Dream Team Come Sunday, it obviously consisted of exclusively Italian and English players! In fact, I’ve just remembered that I changed my whole team before the tournament began! This was because you could only enter five teams so membersContinue reading “Euro 2020(1) Dream Team: Results”

Christian Eriksen

It was horrific to witness the scenes in the Euro 2020 football yesterday, as Denmark’s Christian Eriksen collapsed against Finland. In what was actually Finland’s first ever match at a major tournament, I looked up just as Denmark’s Eriksen fell to the ground. It could definitely be argued that the cameras should’ve panned away sooner.Continue reading “Christian Eriksen”

Come on England!

I’m back from my brief holiday (Post coming soon)! Turkey and Italy kicked off Euro 2020(1) last night, with the latter running out comfortable 3-0 winners. More importantly, the girls are ready for England’s opening match against Croatia tomorrow. Well, they are… apart from the fact that one of them is ill in hospital! AContinue reading “Come on England!”

Euro 2020(1) Dream Team

Here’s my The Sun Dream Team for the belated European (Football) Championship. In goal, Gianluigi Donnarumma is my sole Italian representative. Spain’s Joao Cancelo, France’s Lucas Hernandez, Portugal’s Raphael Guerreiro and Croatia’s Duje Caleta-Car make my four-man defence. Toni Kroos of Germany, Netherlands’ Georginio Wijnaldum and Denmark’s Christian Eriksen are my midfield trio. Upfront, I’veContinue reading “Euro 2020(1) Dream Team”

FC Nantes’ Survival Bid

After seemingly being destined to drop into Ligue 2, Les Canaris produced a stunning turnaround by winning three consecutive matches before taking on basement club Dijon in the penultimate round of games. What could possibly go wrong? Nothing… they won 4-0! Well, not quite nothing. The other teams flirting with relegation all managed to pickContinue reading “FC Nantes’ Survival Bid”

The Premier League Survives

The Premier League has survived (Or at least delayed) the attempted European Super League (Or The Super League if you want to be pedantic!). It’s survived… but can it thrive? The Champions League, Europa League… and Europa Conference League (!) must be at their peak too. It does annoy me how The Champions League canContinue reading “The Premier League Survives”

Au Revoir FC Nantes?

My wife is from Nantes therefore I follow Les Canaris in Ligue 1, though it looks like I might soon be following them in Ligue 2! https://www.ligue1.com/ranking It’s fair enough really. During the last decade the likes of Jordan Veretout, Leo Dubois and Valentin Rongier have all felt it necessary to leave in order toContinue reading “Au Revoir FC Nantes?”

Baggio: The Divine Ponytail

I’m looking forward to seeing this… But I don’t have Netflix! I seem to recall watching the opening ceremony of USA ’94 live. Diana Ross missed a penalty and the goal broke! As for the tournament itself, I had a BBC video of all the goals which is how the competition imprinted itself in myContinue reading “Baggio: The Divine Ponytail”