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
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
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sheffield Wednesday, Championship playoff semi-final 2nd leg.
Liverpool and the Europa League. The Europa League and Liverpool. At first glance, there’s very little to get excited about. UEFA’s second-most prestigious club competition gets treated more like the ugly younger cousin of the Champions League, rather than the high standard of tournament that it actually is. Continue reading