Category: Football

Euro 2016: France

Time for the next team profile, and this time I’m looking at the hosts, France. It’s been 18 years since France hosted (and won) the 1998 World Cup, and 16 years since they triumphed at Euro 2000. Since then, they have been decidedly up and down with their tournament form. In 2002 they crashed out… Read more

Justice at Last

27 years ago 96 people who went to a football match at Hillsborough never came home. Today, after years of lies, a jury in Warrington, Cheshire concluded that those who died were unlawfully killed through the negligence and errors in police planning and responses (among other factors). The fans were completely exonerated, ruining the Sun’s… Read more

One Final Push

Having just watched Spurs draw 1-1 at home to West Brom in a game they needed to win to keep pressure on Leicester, I sit here knowing the Foxes are just one win away from the most unlikely title win in the history of the English game. From narrowly avoiding relegation last season, to being… Read more

Inching Closer

Having just watched Leicester City thrash Swansea 4-0 to reopen an eight point lead at the top of the Premier League table (Spurs host West Brom tomorrow), I can only continue to marvel at a season that has defied convention almost every step of the way. Leicester are already guaranteed Champions League football next season… Read more

Football Madness!

Another week, another set of results in the Premier League and beyond that keeps alive a season that lost any sense of normality months ago. Firstly, Aston Villa waved goodbye to their top-flight status as they went down 1-0 at Old Trafford, unable to muster any real fight as their inevitable relegation was confirmed –… Read more

Team Profiles: England

I include England as the first possible dark horse, albeit speaking as an Englishman I am not confident we even qualify as that. Speaking of qualifying, this went quite well for England, with the side winning all ten of their matches, though the group wasn’t exactly formidable. Has this given rise to unfettered optimism? Not… Read more