Category Archives: France 2016

He who Eders, wins

I don’t think it is a phrase you hear tous les jours but ‘the tournament gets the final it deserves’ seems appropriate after last night’s underwhelming game. Much like the tournament itself it was average fare; you weren’t on the … Continue reading

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Marchons, Marchons!!!

A minor miracle has occurred. TLF will finally be able to watch a major tournament final and wear the shirt of a finalist at the same time. A first. This might of course be due to the rather random nature … Continue reading

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Le grande fromage

And this really is a grande one. World Champions versus Hosts. Masses of tournament history between them, France seeking revenge for their quarter final defeat in the last World Cup. It could be a halloumi of a game. With all … Continue reading

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There be dragons

If the first knock out round is the ‘business end of the competition’ then presumably the semi-finals are les grande fromages of the business end. Portugal will need to tread caerphilly (BOOMBOOM!)as they face the magic that is Wales. TLF … Continue reading

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The devil makes work for idle paws…….

It seems like the elephant in the room isn’t. Isn’t there, I mean. In the room. If it was then presumably it would remind TLF. About what? About all the things TLF forgets. Because elephants unlike TLFs never forget. TLFs … Continue reading

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France take the icing off the Euro cake, the Welsh dragon melts Belgian chocolate hearts and Germany win on penalties

Sir Gary of Lineker’s assessment of the beautiful game remains accurate for a little while longer in this tournament, “Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.” … Continue reading

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Penalties put Portugal past Poland

They might have scored the second fastest goal in the tournament’s history but it was still au revoir for Poland last night. Portugal’s record in the tournament includes 3 draws and a stuttering win in the group of 16. That … Continue reading

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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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