The Story

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.

Boring, no. I think effective would be the word I’d choose to best describe the decision to play most of the tournement without a striker. 

Well done to Spain and Golden Boot winner Nando. Couldn’t be happier for you.

Boring, no. I think effective would be the word I’d choose to best describe the decision to play most of the tournement without a striker.

Well done to Spain and Golden Boot winner Nando. Couldn’t be happier for you.

Those teasing few seconds when you wake up the morning after with the hope that was actually all a dream.

It’s a welcoming experience losing all sense of what day it is when football becomes your main focus. I’ve been in bed, laptop open, ever since tonight’s game finished and it has only just occurred to me, that outside my window, a Friday night is taking place. To quote Draper, I should appreciate it more.

It’s a welcoming experience losing all sense of what day it is when football becomes your main focus. I’ve been in bed, laptop open, ever since tonight’s game finished and it has only just occurred to me, that outside my window, a Friday night is taking place. To quote Draper, I should appreciate it more.

In keeping with my blog turning into a Mario Balotelli appreciation blog for the day, here’s the Telegraph’s Balotelli Bingo.

In keeping with my blog turning into a Mario Balotelli appreciation blog for the day, here’s the Telegraph’s Balotelli Bingo.

Ahead of him hopefully taking a day off from being hero on Sunday, the Guardian is reminding us why we all love Mario Balotelli.

Ahead of him hopefully taking a day off from being hero on Sunday, the Guardian is reminding us why we all love Mario Balotelli.

I appreciate we’re all feeling a little lost on this first off day from the Euros but I’m sorry, this really doesn’t constitute as a homepage news story.

I appreciate we’re all feeling a little lost on this first off day from the Euros but I’m sorry, this really doesn’t constitute as a homepage news story.

In typical English delirium, I’m now freeing up next Thursday evening in my calendar.

I doubt there’s anything more inspirational than watching Spain before you head off to play in your own game.

I doubt there’s anything more inspirational than watching Spain before you head off to play in your own game.

Mick McCarthy. Now there’s a man who could make poetry sound like a list of building materials.