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 13 predictions

Day 12 review Sweden 0 Russia 2 (prediction: 1-2) We’ve seen some fantastic performances in the competition so far, not least from Spain and the Netherlands, but Russia put in a stunning shift against Sweden to run out comfortable winners.  Arshavin and Zhirkov were the star performers, Pavluchenko saving his best performance for tonight too. […]

Euro 2008: Day 10 predictions

Day 9 review Switzerland 2 Portugal 0 (prediction: 0-2) Luis Felipe Scolari made eight changes to his Portugal team who went down to the proud Swiss and their three-tournament goal striker, Hakan Yakin.  Helder Postiga, Nani, Ricardo Quaresma, Bruno Alvez, Fernando Meira and Raul Meireles were amongst those brought in. With no Ronaldo, Deco, Petit […]

Euro 2008: Day 9 predictions

Day 8 review Sweden 1 Spain 2 (prediction: 2-1) I’m a prideful creature and I really don’t like being wrong.  I put my neck on the block by predicting a Sweden win and, honestly, I thought they were the most likely winners until Zlatan Ibrahimovic went off injured (presumably) at half time.  At that point […]

Euro 2008: Day 6 predictions

Day 5 review Czech Republic 1 Portugal 3 (predicted: 0-2) Portugal guaranteed their passage to the quarter-finals on the same day that their manager, Luiz Felipe Scolari, was confirmed as the new Chelsea manager. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo stuck another two fingers up at Alex Ferguson with a fine display that he capped with a goal […]

Euro 2008: Day 5 predictions

Day 4 review Spain 4 Russia 1 (prediction: 1-0) It maybe wasn’t a huge stretch to suggest that Spain would overcome Russia but I did not see it being by such a wide margin in the end. David Villa struck a hat-trick and Cesc Fabregas grabbed a fourth in the dying minutes with the impressive […]

Euro 2008: Day 2 predictions

Day 1 review Switzerland 0 Czech Republic 1 (predicted: 1-1) Two very different games unfolded on Day 1 of the competition. In the opener, hosts Switzerland were unfortunate to be on the losing end against the Czech Republic. They had numerous chances in both halves and even survived the loss of their star striker, Alex […]

Euro 2008: Day 1 predictions

There will be a different feel to Euro 2008 with no England side to cheer/jeer this summer. It certainly takes the hype down several notches. Although I’m sure one of the self-obsessed, overpaid England “stars” who valiantly failed to escape a group with Croatia, Russia and Israel will butt in with a prize quote along […]