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    Euro 2020 FINAL: Is it coming home or going to Rome?

    Refs point at their watches frequently but my confusion is why the commentators are always guessing at how much time will be added when we're into the last minute , then they "get word" that 4 mins will be added. I'd just like to see the stadium clocks tied to the refs watch....so there is no...
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    Euro 2020 FINAL: Is it coming home or going to Rome?

    This is probably going to be a bit of a ramble as I go into a full Monty Python " when I were a lad" post. Admittely this was decades ago but when I was in my teens I signed on S-forms for a provincial Scottish team ( aren't they all). We played continental teams frequently, and Italian teams...
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    Euro 2020: Semi-Charmed Life

    Unfortunately, I think England score two in extras. Danish players looking dead on their feet.
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    The Eurocup QF Thread: Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, Vaarwel, Adeus, and...Goodbye to Croatia

    One thing to keep in mind is that regional coverage is very limited in terms of air time. I have 2 rooms set up for BBC Scotland as my default. But around 90% of that is the BBC London feed, so for example, BBC Breakfast is virtually all London, and every 30 mins you get 5 mins of news "where...
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    The Eurocup QF Thread: Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, Vaarwel, Adeus, and...Goodbye to Croatia

    I exchanged a couple of emails with my best friend growing up in Scotland. He has a son who is 20. They live just outside Inverness. He told me his son was watching the England game wearing a Ukraine shirt. I thought that was odd. So I asked him why… is his son dating a Ukrainian lass or...
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    The Eurocup QF Thread: Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, Vaarwel, Adeus, and...Goodbye to Croatia

    It’s not so much the England team I dislike. It’s the English media that’s insufferable. Anyway, I think Denmark score in the semi. Plus, they were my “dark horse “ pick at 28:1.
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    The Eurocup QF Thread: Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, Vaarwel, Adeus, and...Goodbye to Croatia

    England defense has looked fragile under what little pressure Ukraine have mustered. Oddly though, the forced substitution has made Ukraine look a bit more dangerous.
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    The Eurocup QF Thread: Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, Vaarwel, Adeus, and...Goodbye to Croatia

    I just feel England will be energized after beating Germany. They’ve been getting better.
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    The Eurocup QF Thread: Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, Vaarwel, Adeus, and...Goodbye to Croatia

    The BBC pundits talking about resting players for Denmark game. Unfortunately, I think this will be a straight forward 3:0 for England.
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    Euro 2020, round of 16, day 4: ENGvGER, SWEvUKR

    In fairness, you would have to be pretty shitfaced already to be enjoying this.
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    Euro 2020, round of 16, day 4: ENGvGER, SWEvUKR

    Pubs in Scotland are allowed to stay open until the game is over. Normally they would be closed at this point .
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    Euro 2020, round of 16, day 4: ENGvGER, SWEvUKR

    Somebody fell over and got right back up again.