Game 2 of 2022 and it’s been a bit of a stuttering start to the Groundhopping year. Between East Stirlingshire v Bo’ness United being postponed on New Years Day to whinging at myself about how cold and miserable it looks outside; it’s been tough getting myself out the house. Granted I did manage to attend…

It’s been a long time since I’ve managed to pull myself together and actually blog about a matchday experience. There’s certainly been plenty of chances (and far bigger games to talk about) but there’s been a mental block I’m now overcoming. But we’ll park the bleeding heart rhetoric for the moment as I look back…

24 Jun

Game 1: Wales v Denmark – Amsterdam We’ve got eight games to get through so I’ll try to be short, sharp, and to the point. Denmark will win this. They have the momentum, a team full of excellent players who all play for each other, and have Christian Eriksen cheering them on from the sidelines….

15 Jun

France The World Cup Winners, if you exclude the English media, are rightly favourites for the tournament. A squad oozing with talent, so much talent in fact that they can allow someone like Aymeric Laporte to join Spain rather than France. It’s also a young squad, broadly speaking, and so France could be building a…

14 Jun

Poland Perhaps it’s because the UK media is dominated by England coverage, but Poland haven’t had a huge amount of coverage. Its certainly not a strong squad of players – and in any other Group they might struggle – but Group E is comparatively weak. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) has got to fancy himself against…

10 Jun

Austria For Scotland fans, Austria are relatively fresh in the minds following the 2-2 draw in World Cup Qualifying back in March. I can’t say I was overly impressed and they did look a team of similar quality to Scotland – make of that what you will. However, they do have one or two players…

09 Jun

Denmark Could Denmark emulate their 1992 success? Mmm probably not. However, don’t take that as a dismissive ‘mmm’. That is a ponderous noise because, in truth, Denmark are a bit of a dark horse this year. Only one team has defeated Denmark since September 2020, and that was Belgium who they’ll face in Group B….