EURO 2016: Eden’s Return To Form Should Provide Wales With A Hazard Warning!

Belgium ran out impressive 4-0 winners last night against a Hungarian team that had done well previously in Euro 2016. The outstanding performance from Belgian captain Eden Hazard would have raised a few eye-brows, especially in the Welsh camp. Wales will now taken on the Belgians in the quarter-final stage of the competition on Friday night. Against […]

Euro 2016: Didier Deschamps Got French Team Selection Right!

It took a bit of time but France finally put Albania to the sword and came out the game as 2-0 victors. The hosts of Euro 2016 are now safely through to the knock-out stages with a game in hand. Much has been made of French coach Didier Deschamps decision to drop two of his […]

Euro 2016: Team Of The Tournament So Far

So that’s the first round of fixtures finished at Euro 2016. With that in mind I thought it would be a good idea to select a side that has impressed me. I have went for a 4-3-3 formation.  The standout players, so far, have been midfielders with the forwards taking more time to impress. teams […]

Don’t Just Watch The Euros… Play The Euros!

So Euro 2016 is just days away now and I am getting very excited about watching all of Europe’s elite nations come together in France and putting on a football spectacle that will have football fans on the edge of their seats! Hosts France will kick-off the competition when they face Romania on Friday night […]

Kyle Lafferty: Northern Ireland’s Unlikely Euro 2016 Hero

Michael O’Neill almost performed miracles as he guided Northern Ireland to their first ever European Championships this summer.  In an almost equally miraculous feat the manager has also managed to get the very best out of striker Kyle Lafferty. The beanpole forward earned a £3m move to Rangers in 2008, after impressing at Turf Moor with […]

Romanian Gabriel Torje: The Player That Was Meant To Be The New Hagi!

A lot was expected of Gabriel Torje when he joined Udinese from FC Dinamo București for a €7m fee in the summer of 2011. His small stature, quick feet, electric pace and his ability from set-pieces would mean inevitable comparisons between Torje and Romanian footballing legend Gheorghe Hagi. In fact it was Hagi who gave Torje his […]

Can Marek Hamšík Inspire Slovakia To Progress At Euro 2016?

This summer Slovakia will play at their first European Championships, with their first game coming against Wales on the eleventh of June at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux. Like the Welsh, Slovakia have a talismanic, creative talent that they turn to when they need some inspiration. In the case of the Slovaks they look to Marek Hamšík. The […]

Darko Pančev: The Cobra That Didn’t Get A Chance To Strike

Denmark winning Euro 92 seemed to come from the pages of a fairytale. Everyone thinks that the Danes all climbed off the beach, up from their holiday deckchairs and away from the scorching barbecues to go to Sweden and win the trophy after initially failing to qualify. But many forget the reason that Richard Møller […]

Remembering England Versus Scotland At Euro 96!

  It is funny the games that you remember. England versus Scotland was the first ever international fixture and I’d heard so much about the annual series of matches between the Auld Enemy. But alas that yearly game ended in 1989, just as I was getting into football. Then Scotland qualified for the European Championships […]

Arsenal Hitman Giroud Should Be Les Bleus Hot-Shot At Euros

History tells us that France like hosting an international tournament, having won the Euros in 1984 and the World Cup in 1998. So Didier Deschamps and his squad will have a lot of pressure on their shoulders as France host this year’s European Championships. The squad are well fancied with plenty of top performers in […]