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Euro 2016: Turkey vs Croatia… Live

Good afternoon everybody. It’s been a pretty dismal couple of days if you’re any nation other than Welsh, but let’s keep our fingers crossed for a chink of sunlight this afternoon, with a further three games to be played. And first up is the Group D match between Turkey and Croatia from the Parc des Princes. Turkey qualified for the finals of this tournament by one of the more unique available methods. As the top positioned third placed team, they proceeded without having to go through the play-offs, after having finished behind the Czech Republic and Iceland in their...

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Marseille: The Aftermath

It used to be said said that there were three groups of people amongst those that make up a typical football support. At one end of the spectrum sits a tiny minority whose sole intention is to fight. If they get to take in a match, then that’s all very well, but that isn’t their raison d’etre for being there. At the other end of the spectrum are the vast majority, who have no interest in causing any trouble. They are there to watch the match and loath those who cause trouble, since it is they who attract all...

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Euro 2016 on 200%: England vs Russia… Live!

Its England vs Russia, this evening. It’s also been another afternoon of grim violence in Marseille. Following the events, perhaps there was little chance that today would pass off without a hitch, and so it was that familiar scenes of goading, clouds of tear gas and bottles flying through the air have become, yet again, embedded into our collective consciousness. The theme of this afternoon’s trouble seems to have been attacks on England supporters, and it’s worth taking a moment to remember that those actively seeking trouble are a small minority. Some amongst the vast, peaceful majority, there has...

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Euro 2016 on 200%: Wales vs Slovakia… Live!

It’s only taken them fifty-eight years to manage it, but Wales are back in the final of a major tournament again, and before we get too weighed down with the idea that they qualified because this summer’s tournament expanded to twenty-four nations, let’s pause to consider the fact that Wales finished comfortable group runners-up behind Belgium. They’re here on merit, and it would be safe to say that they’d probably be here on merit were their only sixteen teams taking part in this tournament. As for Slovakia, meanwhile, well, they finished as runners-up in their group and beat the...

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Euro 2016 on 200%: Albania vs Switzerland… Live!

Good afternoon everybody, and welcome to our live-blog for the other match in Group A of Euro 2016, between Albania and Switzerland. There’s a slightly deflated mood around here today following the events of last night in Marseille, and you can read my thoughts on the matter, which were posted on here late last night, by clicking here. Alternatively, you can check out our final set of Alternakits for Group F by clicking here, or you could check out Dotmund’s Eureaux Tapestry’s Day Two by clicking here. So, it’s been a busy morning already. I’ll be back shortly before...

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