As the dust settles on yet another lacklustre and timid display from the choking Three Lions, England have bowed out of Europe for the second time in a week. It’s rightly cost Roy Hodgson his job and questions are now being raised regarding the position of captain Wayne Rooney. I hereby throw my name forward for England head coach – I can’t do a much worse job than what we’ve seen for the last 4 years, and I’ll do it for a fraction of the £3.5 million a year that Hodgson rakes in. Continue reading
So this is Euro 2016, then. The first round of fixtures has been completed quicker than you can say Mark Pougatch, yet plenty has happened.
Discussed in this piece: The opening night of the tournament and one of the best goals it has seen so far. And hooliganism, too. Also, as seen on Left Back Twitter, 140-word match reports of the games from this opening round of matches. Continue reading
It’s now just hours before a big tournament begins, and you feel like an excitable child ready to open his presents on Christmas day. Euro 2016 is here, and the dreams of one nation are about to be realised. Continue reading
For lifelong football fans, the phrase “got, got, need” is likely to be a familiar one, closely tied with the care that was given to placing these sticky, rectangular collectibles within the boundaries of their destined space. Panini’s sticker books have assisted fans’ enthusiasm for the summer’s international tournaments since the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, but along with the cost of housing, tuition fees and the more commonly used financial comparison of Freddo Frogs, the prices of football stickers have risen over time. Continue reading
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