EURO 2012 IS BACK! PLEASE SAY IT’S NEVER GOING TO LEAVE US AGAIN….
It won’t. We promise. Well, not for the next four nights anyway – after that it gets a bit grim for a few more days. Like it or lump it, there are only SEVEN matches left in the tournament and the quarter finals start this evening with the Czech Republic v Portugal.
It’s a mouthwatering tie and we’re not saying that solely because we’ve gone 48 hours without any ‘action’ and have turned into drooling football-craving zombies.
TELL US WHAT TO THINK, EUROBALLS. TELL US HOW TO BET.
As you probably know by know, we’re shit-hot with the whole tipping thing but we’re not going to dazzle you with an unlikely prediction tonight. We reckon that 2/1 with William Hill is a smart enough price for a Portugal win in 90 minutes with a Ronaldo goal chucked in. Be sure to throw ALL your mon… erm, bet responsibly at all times. Yes, that.
If you’re looking for something a little bit more ‘out there’, how about Theo Gebre Selassie at 25/1 for first or last goal or 8/1 to score at any time. The Czech right-back looks pretty useful getting forward and has got a bit of a shot on him. Well worth the outlay of a cheeky golden coin. We’ll ignore the fact that he’ll have Ronaldo and Fabio Coentrao bombing down the wing at him for most of the match, eh?
WHAT’S GOING ON IN CAMP ENGLAND?
The lads have been gearing up for Sunday’s match with Italy by practicing penalties. Fair enough – certain England managers didn’t bother in the past and it bit them on the arse. Yes, we’re looking at YOU, Glenn Hoddle.
Helpfully, keeper Joe Hart has been practicing taking spot kicks as well as saving them and says he’ll be happy to step up and do his bit against Gianluigi Buffon on Sunday if he’s needed.
Meanhwhile, the media is full of speculation about the potential antics that Mario Balotelli might get up to against Hart and his other Manchester City team mate Joleon Lescott. We don’t think Balotelli will even start the match, but that doesn’t need to get in the way of what is basically a complete non-story.
ANY OTHER NEWS?
The French are fighting amongst themselves, Daniele De Rossi says he fancies playing in the Premier League (or Spain, or presumably anywhere where the money’s better than Serie A), and the Spanish have been playing tag and hugging each other instead of practicing any actual football. Okay?
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