La Furia Roja

Not the best final obviously, but they never are. These things are always built up, hyped up so much that if we don’t see an end-to-end five goals to four thriller then we are disappointed. It’s usually the matches that are played to get themselves into the final are the ones better remembered.

Vote For Pedro

Ah the poor kid… Who hasn’t been in that position of being in a World Cup Semi and having that opportunity to guarantee their appearance in the Final… Who hasn’t… Well ok none of us have. I mean if it was you in that same sort of scenario in a pub match for insta… I’ll stop myself there. As if anything like that would happen to any of us. Maybe it was something with the in-form player seeing the out-of-form Torres waiting for the pass and some inexperience or over confidence thinking that he could slot it in himself, rather…

A Tenner On Spain To Win

Espania !

Not me, today’s featured musical artists. More about them in a moment. But first, let’s talk Spanish… Before they go into their game against Honduras in a couple of hours their situation is grim. With Chile winning their 2nd game in Group H it means that Spain obviously have to win. Hey I’ve just rhymed there… The question is then – Was the Swiss game just a blip or have they caught that “big” team underperforming bug ? It seems that the pre-ordained World Cup champions let all the hype get to them and nerves set in. Now they’ve seen…

Why Spain Lost

Some off the field reasons as to why Spain lost their opening match against Switzerland… The main reason was because these two were on the bench: You might not actually recognise him there, but the chap to the left is Fernando Torres, who isn’t blonde any more. (I know that my friend’s wife will be devastated at this news.) This could also be a reason as to why that even after he came on as sub, he wasn’t the same. What we saw was a modern day re-enactment of Sampson and Delilah. It’s usually kept quiet as to where the…

España Podemos !

Espania !

Hello and thank you to Jorge Martinez who is in Columbia for mailing me. The other day I put a shout out for anyone to email me if they spotted anything related to Spain and Euro 2008. He suggested this video: España PODEMOS! (Podemos means “power”). From that I discovered that a Spanish television channel is using this music as the theme to their coverage of the tournament. (Have I mentioned that I adopted the Spanish team and they are the ones I’m following throughout Euro 2008…? Yeah I probably have too many times already. What I also said is…