Five things: Mancity, Zola, predictors, Henry, Hibs

After a few months off for ‘logistical’ reasons, Five Things returns with absolutely nothing new to say at all. 1. Roberto Mancity Bloody foreigners, coming over here, stealing our women and jobs. I’m not sure if Mrs Hughes was part of the deal but Roberto Mancini certainly did take Mark’s job at Manchester City. The […]

Five things: Crouchy, Allen, Rafa, Boro, Rowlands

1. Return of the Robot Should players never be allowed to party? Tottenham players Peter Crouch and Jonathan Woodgate were pictured dancing to what looked like two complete different songs last weekend, leaving manager Harry Redknapp a bit miffed.  Redknapp does not mind players having a few quiet drinks but does not want them “rolling out of […]

Euro 2008: Day 12 predictions

Day 11 review France 0 Italy 2 (predicted: 0-2) Time restricted my analysis of this game but it panned out largely like I expected: Italy were the stronger team, deservedly won and France looked completely unmotivated.  In the wake of the defeat Lilian Thuram (dropped for the game) and Claude Makelele retired (again), Raymond Domenech […]

Euro 2008: Day 11 predictions

Day 10 review Austria 0 Germany 1 (predicted: 0-3) The scoreline may not have reflected the German dominance but they were worthy winners against a brave effort from limited Austria.  The 10,000 people who signed the petition calling for the nation not to compete and embarrass itself should be the ones left a little red-faced […]

Euro 2008: Day 8 predictions

Day 7 review Italy 1 Romania 1 (predicted: 2-1) The group of death became the group of pigeons with a cat amongst them after a second Romanian stalemate left them ahead of the single-pointed Italy and France in Group C. Amongst my predictions yesterday were that we’d see a lot of Italian changes – and […]

Euro 2008: Day 7 predictions

Day 6 review Croatia 2 Germany 1 (predicted: 1-2) Yes, this took me by surprise. Unfortunately I had to make do with highlights and match reports for most of today’s games but it seems that Croatia turned things upside down in Group B.  The Croatians were as good as they were lackluster in their first […]

Euro 2008: Day 4 predictions

Day 3 review Romania 0 France 0 (predicted: 0-0) Tepid and fairly uninspiring, if this is what the group of death is to be like then I may just switch Group C off.  Romania cannot be faulted for their workrate and organisation – the back four were very impressive and left-back Razvan Rat kept Franck […]

Euro 2008: Day 3 predictions

Day 2 review Austria 0 Croatia 1 (predicted: 0-2) For the second day in a row the competition co-hosts were hard done by, this time Austria losing out to the underwhelming Croats by a single goal.  Croatia went ahead from a Luka Modric penalty in the fourth minute after Rene Aufhauser clattered in to the […]

Kerr The Chancer caught short?

Straws He’s running out of straws for which to grasp, and running out of time to make things right. Brian Kerr’s tenure as Irish manager is on the verge of ending with a whimper, the natural conclusion to a series of disappointing qualifying results. Points dropped in two games against Israel and an essentially moribund […]

Nous gagnons le Coupe de Monde!

Soothsayer, I ain’t A more continental feel to The Way I See It… this week. Hope you are all suitably impressed. Ok, ok. I hold my hands up in surrender and admit that I couldn’t predict a one-horse race. The team who were ‘head and shoulders above everyone else’ crumbled in the face of the […]