10. Will Grigg’s on Fire/The Bench Every single football fan, whether you come from Northern Ireland or not, will have gone mental to the chant of the tourney at some point in the last month, but the irony is that Will Grigg, the most talked/sung about player in the Euros, did even play a minute… Continue reading Top Ten Things We Loved About Euro 2016 (and none of them involve football!) [Euro 16 Diaries Finale]
Last night, Portugal stunned world football as they beat France 1-0 to win Euro 2016, after Éder scored a long-range winner in the second half of extra time. France were clear favourites to overwhelm Portugal, who had had a relatively unspectacular tournament before the final. Griezmann, Pogba, Payet, Matuidi, Giroud, Lloris, Koscielny and co. were… Continue reading Things Just Get B-Éder and B-Éder for Portugal (Euro 16 Diaries Vol. 14)
Hello? Is it safe? Can I come out of hiding? You sure? Ever since England were humiliated by Iceland, I haven’t been into the outside world and haven’t been on my blog, but now it’s final day so I might as well round up what has been going on since the defeat whilst I’ve been mourning the loss… Continue reading Knockout Stages Round-Up (Euro 16 Diaries Vol. 13)
Iceland humiliated England last night, knocking them out of Euro 2016 following a 2-1 win. As a result, Roy Hodgson immediately announced his resignation from his post as England manager, and the enquiries into what went wrong have begun. It all seemed to start so well. England avoided Portugal in the Round of 16, and would play… Continue reading English Leader Resigns as the Country Crashes Out of Europe (Euro 16 Diaries, Vol. 12)
• Kruchowiak steps up and if he scores they win – HE SCORES! 5 outstanding pens from Poland, and they very much deserved to win! Poland make the last eight, winning 5-3 on penalties. • And he SCORES! Super pen, right in the bottom left corner. • Jakob B… SCORES comfortably in the right side… Continue reading LIVE: Switzerland vs Poland PENALTIES (Euro 16 Diaries Vol 11)
The first night for a long time with no footy, so let’s reflect on an intriguing and unpredictable Group Stage… Group A: A Dmitri Payet-inspired France topped the group, relying on late goals to beat Romania and Albania and drawing 0-0 with Switzerland. The Swiss were also unbeaten, getting a win over Albania and drawing with… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Vol. 10: Group Stage Roundup
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Watching on from my Physics lessons in school (we were all allowed to watch the game!) and apart from the total elation and craziness when England scored, the overriding feeling was that Woy Hodgson’s substitutions have saved him from more tournament humiliation. Hodgson decided to go with the same line-up that threw the towel in… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Volume 8: Woy is Pwoved Wong!!!
Iceland salvaged a draw against heavyweights Portugal on their first appearance in a major international tournament. This is incredible, considering Portugal’s stature in the game, Iceland’s ‘minnow’ nature and the fact that they nearly grabbed a late winner! Here are some great stats that show just how crazy it is… Iceland’s population is about 300,00 – the… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Volume 7: Portugal 1-1 Iceland – Some Stats That Show Just How Incredible This Iceland Team Are!
Belgium last night were powerless to resist a plucky Italy side as the highest ranked team in the Euros didn’t turn up last night. The team, which on paper were one of the strongest in the competition, were expertly contained by Antonio Conte, who nullified the threat of Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku.… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Volume 6: Belgium 0-2 Italy – Much-Fancied Belgium Struggle Against Passionate Italians
6 great matches took place on Saturday and Sunday in Euro 2016, and here are the 6 things that we all learnt from these games… 1. Granit Xhaka is more than welcome in the Premier League. He looked fiery, feisty and tough-tackling against Albania, as Switzerland won 1-0. He was a real leader in the middle… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Volume 5: 6 Things We Learnt From This Weekend’s Matches
At 8pm tonight, England open their Euro 16 accounts against Russia. England have high hopes on very young shoulders, with many veterans calling this the best England squad since ’66. I disagree, but what is for sure is that there is a promising young side that, if allowed creative freedom by Woy, can play exciting… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Volume 4: England v Russia – Preview
Last night, the Euros began with an intriguing match-up between France and Romania. Many were anticipating a comfortable win for the favourites and hosts, but Romania proved no pushover and France’s defence wobbled at times. Nevertheless, a piece of magic from West Ham’s Dmitri Payet gave France all 3 points. The first half started uneasily for… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Volume 3: France 2-1 Romania – Prem Stars On Song as Dimi Waves Cabaye to Romania
In the last month or so, whilst the world has been preparing for the Euros, there has been no word from the best website on the planet! As you probably all know, blametheblogger is the world in a blog from a thirteen year old, and at this time of year it gets pretty busy… But… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Volume 2: It’s All Gone Quiet Over There! But I’m Back Just In Time…
On blametheblogger in the next few weeks there will be a whole lot of hype around Euro 2016! And why not! Three of the home nations are featuring and many say this is England’s best chance yet! So to keep up with all the latest news and reviews, and take part in votes and a score prediction… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Volume 1: Intensive Coverage!
The international break has brought a rest from Riyad Mahrez being touted as the next Messi, Chris Kamara forgetting what a goal is and Dejan Lovren accidentally kicking the corner flag instead of the ball….