It was a brilliant result for England.
I don’t care what some of the doubters are saying – that the game was dull and we did not show enough adventure.
The team have filled their boots with confidence after their draw with France – and I’m certain that will propel them through the group games to a certain quarter-final tie.
And manager Roy Hodgson should now field exactly the same team for our next game against Sweden for continuity and confidence purposes.
The one point from the opening game is not the only benefit of the result. What matters when ...
Wow, what a start for Russia and the Euro Championships. The Ruskies are no longer the dark horses as I have described them. They’ve got to be one of the front-runners now – particularly as they’re in historic Iron Curtain territory.
Holland 4 Denmark 1.
I’m not sure why the Danes are even going to turn up. Group B has been labelled the group of death. I reckon Denmark are already the first corpse of the competition. If I were them I’d stay at home and keep turning out the bacon. I ...
Am I the only England fan to have just realised that Wayne Rooney is going to break all England records for appearances and goals – at a canter?
Just looking at the squad statistics ahead of the Euros it smacked me in the face that Rooney has now played for England 74 times. And he’s only 26-years-old.
Can you believe that he’s got more caps than 31-year-old John Terry, who’s played for his country 73 times. And by contrast his Manchester United team-mate Ashley Young, who is also 26, has 21 caps.
Work out the figures about how ...
Shouldn’t somebody at UEFA be having a word with the Polish authorities and pointing out that there are much worse behaved fans in Europe these days than the English?
Over the past four international tournaments our fans have not caused any problems at all despite the fact that they travel in much greater numbers than any other supporters in the world.
The authorities in South Africa, Germany and Portugal never had any problems with those swathed in the flag of St. George whilst we didn’t qualify for Austria and Switzerland – something that was rued by those two countries ...
I would normally disapprove of somebody going around threatening to kill people. But I make an exception for Mario Balotelli when he says he would go to jail if anybody throws a banana at him in the European Championships starting in the Ukraine and Poland next week.
“I would go to jail because I would kill them. It’s happened to me in the past and if I had caught those people I would have beaten them”
It make you wonder why the European Championships are being played in the Ukraine in the first place. Did UEFA do no research ...