Category Archives: France 2016

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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Le premier fois

As a novice, it’s all to play for. Does le renard perdue connais what elle is letting herself in for? As a debutante, it’s slightly unnerving (even with the all powerful lurid pink cagoule dans mes mains), thanks to the … Continue reading

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Ice Ice Baby

“My thoughts and wishes bend again towards France.” Not sure if Hamlet’s Laertes is booked on the same Eurostar as me but I hope someone has told him there’s an alcohol ban….Mind you even TLF can eschew (BOOM!) a beer … Continue reading

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Spain pique late

My boss has a set of coasters in the middle of her meeting table, which everyone ignores and I find it quite pleasing before a meeting to sort of slide them about while still leaving them stacked on top of … Continue reading

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