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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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….