Monthly Archives: June 2016

Le service normale retourne

Euffff. Le TLF est tres triste. Pas de football pour la last 48 heures. C’est ne pas normale. No choix but to follow le fallout from a double Brexit. TLF’s suggestion is that Gareth Southgate becomes leader of the Labour … Continue reading

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Conte(nt) with Antonio’s Azzurri

Et puis il y avait huit. We have our quarter finalists. Ingurland are not amongst them. Iceland are. And rightly so. You know all the stats about the comparative size of population, the footballing history and the great stories. You … Continue reading

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Magnificent Iceland freeze out feeble England

At times like this, TLF has no words and only Billy Shakespeare will do: England, bound in with the triumphant sea, Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege Of wat’ry Neptune, is now bound in with shame. The fine … Continue reading

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Greize the Man

Et donc, il arrive. The ‘business end’ or ‘fin d’affaires’ of the tournament. TV listings provide alternative scheduling, some teams step up, some teams get even more nervous, financial investments are put at risk by the potential for extra time … Continue reading

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If you leave me now…..

As you deal with politically seismic developments, the outrage of having to be a 24 hour FFZ (football free zone for the newcomers) and the only welcome bit of current affairs that Jamie Vardy has signed a new contract with … Continue reading

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The ‘I’s have it

And that is why nous aimons beaucoup le tournament football. For the crazed Iceland commentator who may never be able to speak again (and if you haven’t heard it then a) you didn’t have the radio on this morning and … Continue reading

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Czechs are bounced while Croatia up the Ante

The key factor in ensuring success in a major football tournament is PLANNING. It occurred to TLF as she as wasn’t (!) watching N Ireland v Germany on the Ipad wedged next to her work computer that le planification is … Continue reading

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Tuesday

TLF is nothing if not an honest fox. So I’ll say it now. Very quickly. IbetonEnglandtodrawevenbeforeweknewHodgsonwouldmake6changes. So TLF is a better gambler than Roy. And all those grumpy pundits on Radio 5 were right (dammit). And the post-match comment from … Continue reading

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Albania far from Sad(iku)

TLF’s coming home as the famous 1996 football anthem didn’t say. Home to a slightly ailing Mr TLF. Not because his heart is broken due to TLF absence. No he is mal as a result of food poisoning. Prime suspect … Continue reading

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La fete de Jamie Vardy

Being, to be honest, a bit more of a club than country kind of a TLF, attendance at Ingurland matches has been limited to a handful of friendlies. Jeudi therefore offered up another first, the chance to watch England against … Continue reading

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