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Italian job

I managed to walk in the front door after the flight back from Heathrow just in time for the penalties 😫

I followed the game on BA’s WiFi. We’ve seen it ourselves but there is such a thing as scoring too early tempting England into sitting deep and trying to close the game out with an age on the clock. Italy were always too good for that.

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What a time to fly

So where will you be watching the game later?

After being lucky enough to be at Wembley on Wednesday, this evening I will be on BA159…. ✈️

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It’s coming home

My ears are still ringing from last night’s game. I was very lucky to watch history made at Wembley, and it was a night that will live long in the memory.

The crazy thing is that my last two games I’ve seen live have both been at Wembley. I hadn’t even been to the now not so new national stadium until Charlton took us there in May 2019.

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On the edge of history

I was minus 27 days old when England won the World Cup in 1966. I am told there was a lot of commotion, but I slept through it all, not even a kick.

I am lucky enough to be going to Wembley tomorrow for England’s most current crack at bringing a major trophy home. I will head into town early for another travel enforced Covid test, throw my bags in a hotel room near to the famous stadium, and then meet mid afternoon with three others to have a couple of warm ups.

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Green light

Bermuda went green on the fabled traffic light list this week, so I will take this window of opportunity to fly home tonight to see my family for the first time in two years.

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The Germans on Tuesday

Crazy couple of Euro games tonight. All the teams in Group F occupied each position during tonight’s games and of course in a lesson of precognition the Germans came back from being down and out by equalizing late and finishing 2nd in the group to meet…. England.

Of course.

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The Auld Enemy

Where will you watch today’s game? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

I’m about to set off to the pub, well via another pub after working from home this morning watching the build up on the box.

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Get well soon Christian

It was one of the most shocking things I and most of us have seen during a football match.

Those pictures of Christian Eriksen’s legs shaking as medical staff gave him CPR surrounded by his distraught team mates won’t leave our memories for a long while.

Thankfully, and in all honesty quite remarkably, the 29-year Dane lay today awake and stable in hospital.

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From Bucharest to Baku

55 years of hurt. It’s coming home etc.

A year later than planned, but the compendium of European nation football starts tonight, at 4pm my local time when Turkey play Italy in Rome.

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Dear England

He may be Palace but I have long been impressed with how Gareth Southgate conducts himself. He is clearly thoughtful, principled and passionate.

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Call it a wash

A few words on the play-off’s and the make-up of L1 in 2021/22.

Congratulations to Blackpool, worthy winners and a club that has had more than their fair share of peril and strife in recent times. Many neutrals thought Lincoln’s season would extinguish, but the Imps made it all the way to the final but despite an early own goal (that brought back some memories) they couldn’t climb the final flight.

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The mighty Urchins

Before I moved to Chicago in 2003, I had a little sojourn over in Emerson Park, Essex. t was really Hornchurch but my mates always insisted on calling it Emerson Park. A bit like Bellingham and Catford.

I made myself quite at home over there despite telling my mate I would only stay for a few weeks, and one of the many things I discovered over that way was the Mighty Urchins.

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Social media blackout

The social media blackout begins today at 3pm and will run until 11.59pm on Monday 3rd May. Football clubs, including Charlton, cricket counties, rugby union and rugby league clubs as well as players will be joined by a number of sporting bodies in a four-day boycott of social media platforms from Friday in a move to tackle online abuse and discrimination.

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The difference between money and power

I wonder how much those six Premier League clubs pay their marketing and communications people? Because they will be worth every penny as the owners of Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham will need every ounce of PR these next days, weeks and months.

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Gary Neville 👏 👏

An absolute seminal riposte from Gary Neville today on the leak of the formation of a European Super League 👏 👏

Gary Neville’s Sky Sports outburst is below.

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