Euro 2008: Quarter-finals review

Having seen only one full game (Italy v Spain), highlights of another (Germany v Portugal) and none of the other two, I’m not in a position to accurately disect too much of the action from the last eight.  Add to that the fact that I predicted none of the games correctly and you have probablby […]

Euro 2008: Day 14 and 15 predictions

I’m going to change things about here since I haven’t had time to watch the Germany/Portugal game outside of injury time at the end.  I will review the quarter-finals after the weekend.  So let’s have a look at the next two quarter finals on Friday and Saturday. Day 14 preview Croatia are full of confidence […]

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 […]