Campeões!

Campeões!

The month-long football bonanza that was the UEFA Euro 2016 hosted by France has come to an end sadly. Well, it did on Sunday night in that ultimately less than pulsating final won by perennial bridesmaids Portugal, at the expense of France. The game itself was tense...
Euros 2016 Fantasy – Antoine Griezmann

Euros 2016 Fantasy – Antoine Griezmann

The finals are here!! Tonight: a ball will be kicked! It would be unfair, unbecoming for this gargantuan finale to be reduced to a showdown between personalities, two individuals in the persons of Christiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann. Yet again, this will be about...
Euros 2016 Fantasy – Semi Finals

Euros 2016 Fantasy – Semi Finals

Matchday 6 is upon us, with each fantasy team allowed up to 6 players from any one of the 4 semi-finalists and 6 free transfers – which could be traded up for the option to deploy your wildcard. Sue and I are of the same mind as to: Portugal v Wales We can’t get...
The Battles of Lyon and Marseille

The Battles of Lyon and Marseille

Into the last 4, 3 matches to go, 2 teams to proceed to the Saint-Denis final and 1 will be left standing. The Euros has reached its penultimate stage and it really is men against men in the semis – the boys have been sent back home. So, what have we here? Portugal v...
Euro 2016 Fantasy- England Fans Look Away

Euro 2016 Fantasy- England Fans Look Away

From the Eight teams remnant in a football cup competition sans notably England (we told you so) and Spain, here are the ones to pick:   Portugal Christiano Ronaldo the man to take the Portuguese to the next round, whether they like it or not! Unlike, a certain...
On to the Business End

On to the Business End

And they were eight! The long list of 24 has been cut down, 16 have gone, 8 remain. The Euro 2016 has well and truly gotten to the business end. Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Croatia, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Hungary, Spain and England were the unfortunate...
A Monday to Remember

A Monday to Remember

I am not a fan of Mondays, I have to admit. But sometimes the universe throws twists at you that make you reconsider your stance on previous held onto beliefs, like this past Monday. Yes, of this very week. Oh, I tell you, it was a Monday to remember, a Monday to...
Sweet Sixteen!

Sweet Sixteen!

And they were 16 left! After 13 days of non-stop action, the casting at the 2016 Euro Championship has been whittled down from 24, with 8 nations being sent packing. The likes of Albania, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Czech Republic, Sweden and Austria are going...
Copa America – The Mighty Quartet

Copa America – The Mighty Quartet

And they were four. The Copa America Centenario enters its penultimate stage starting later tonight and our expert Fridah has been following the events in the States with a keen interest. Here she goes with the previews. Copa America has received pretty low reception....
EURO 2016 FANTASY – NOTES

EURO 2016 FANTASY – NOTES

Match day 3 marks final round of group matches, with the winners and runners-up from each group automatically qualifying to the next round, together with the best four third placed teams.   The Qualified France, Spain and Italy lead their respective groups after...