What an awesome group group B is!!:cheers:
6 days to go until the opening match of Euro 2012. Let's put our thoughts on the tournament itself in here, not only Ireland btw.
A few friendlies took place today. England beat Belgium (playing very like the way Ireland plays incidentally) by a goal to nil. Meanwhile Croatia, our opening opponents on Sunday 10th of June, drew 1 - 1 with Norway. Holland blitzed an inexperienced Northern Ireland team 6 - 0. I don't think anyone doubts who is going to top their group - Germany, and mad fight for second! Italy seem to be in something of a melt down. Not only were they trashed 3 - 0 by a strong Russia side but also this whole betting scandal thing too. Mind you they had betting scandal in WC 2006 and went on to win the thing:nuts:
Ireland's group matches are taking place in Poznan and Gdansk. Wonder what the weather will be like incidentally.
We take on Hungary on Monday night in Budapest in another pre tournament friendly which I am not actually impressed with because we don't want any injuries. I think it's a bit dodgy playing a team like Hungary this close to the tournament. But anyway that's what the powers that be in the FAI decided. After the friendly the Republic head for base in Poland to prepare for Croatia. IMO absolutely crucial that we get something from that game.