A Clockwork Orange
Another weekend comes around, and thus another week nearer to our move. We plan to see a couple of friends tomorrow night and we are going to pop down to the Old Town Art Fair
, which is always an enjoyable event and it presents me with a chance to spend some more money!
Meanwhile the Euro's soldier on. Italy and Romania played out a fine 1-1 draw earlier but it was the Dutch who are fast becoming the darlings of the championship. Another beautiful display of counter-attacking football saw them thrash the sorry French 4-1. If Romania beat Holland next week, then the two world cup finalists will bow out of the group of death!
I was disappointed to see the Swiss go out after just 5 days, the Swiss public deserved better I thought too off manager Kobi Khun's perspective after the game: "That's football but the existence of Switzerland will probably not be endangered by getting knocked out. We'll wrap up the tournament in good fashion against Portugal on Sunday and then for me it'll be time to put my feet up."
Perhaps it is not all about the winning?
Meanwhile the Austrians have to beat old foes Germany on Monday in Vienna to advance, and I don't give them a wiener schnitzel's chance of doing that. The capricious Spaniards play tomorrow against the Swedes, they and the Dutch have easily looked the best sides in the first week of the competition from what I have seen. On Wednesday I thought Portugal looked very beatable as were the German's yesterday, much to my Croatian mates delight.
I've noticed that Addick Bloggers are slowly starting to report on last night's Blogger meeting with Richard Murray and Ben Hayes following the expiration of a lunchtime moratorium. I planned to join by conference call but unfortunately I had something crop up that I had to do and thus missed out, but you can read some accounts of the meeting here