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”

Who Will be England’s Goalkeeper at Euro 2020? The Results

The results are in… Burnley’s Nick Pope is the undisputed people’s selection for the England number one spot. I don’t think that Gareth Southgate can possibly turn his nose up at a poll where six (Yes 6) people voted! In hindsight, I should’ve invited anyone selecting ‘Other’ to advise who in the comments section. DoContinue reading “Who Will be England’s Goalkeeper at Euro 2020? The Results”

Who Should be England’s Goalkeeper at Euro 2020?

Should Euro 2020 (Or ’21 if you prefer) go ahead, then who should don the gloves, appear between the sticks, play in goal for England? Everton’s Jordan Pickford is in possession but his form at domestic level is consistently erratic. Nick Pope rarely puts a foot wrong at Burnley but remains inexperienced in competitive internationals.Continue reading “Who Should be England’s Goalkeeper at Euro 2020?”

Against the Elements

Firstly, I’m going to be a bit of an arrogant t^*t and say that Iceland beating England wasn’t a surprise to me! Of course more often than not I would expect England to beat Iceland but there was logic behind Iceland winning and Matt McGinn delves into why in his book. There might be moreContinue reading “Against the Elements”