Author: James Calvert

I’m pretty sure you’ve heard enough about Euro 2020 from me over the past few weeks. So today I’m handing the floor over to you guys. We’ve got the full spectrum of input ranging from those who disagree with me to those who utterly disagree with me… “What type of an England fan are you, hailing Italy as the greatest of all time! Shame on you and your articles! Italy are just the luckiest team of all time and they have always been lucky. They should have lost to Spain at this Euro but they were very, very fortunate to…

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As the sun sets on another major international football tournament, it’s time to take a look back on the month of frenzied football action with a calm head and a reasoned mind. So I’ll be borrowing someone else’s for this week’s column. Joking aside, I have a few takeaways I felt needed sharing, so share I shall… Deserved winners There is no doubt in my mind that Italy totally deserved to go home with the trophy. They were unquestionably the better team in the final and, for my money, the best overall team throughout the tournament. I’m not saying I…

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For the longest time imaginable – forever in fact – Malta has had a football itch that has remained frustratingly and agonisingly out of reach. Well, ladies and gentlemen, that itch is going to get the absolute crap scratched out of it tonight when England and Italy meet in the final of a major football tournament for the first time. The significance of this moment for Malta cannot be overstated, being, as we are, rightly or wrongly, a nation where thousands and thousands of people support these teams. Yes, the Azzurri and the Three Lions have met before, many times,…

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I’m stepping away from Euro 2020 this week, primarily because by the time you read this the quarterfinals will be done and dusted, the final four will be in place and Roberto Mancini and Gareth Southgate will either be heroes or zeroes. Luckily, however, the Premier League has thrown up a few interesting stories in the last few days so there is still plenty for us to get our teeth stuck into. Let’s kick-off with Tottenham Hotspur who finally appointed a manager after a process that dragged on longer than Brexit. Yes, after asking all eligible managers over the age…

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Euro 2020 is in full swing with the games coming so thick and so fast it’s hard to keep up with everything that is going on. But you will be happy to know I have bravely taken one for the team and watched just about every minute of every game so far. Yes, even the Spain vs Sweden game, which was essentially a 90-minute cure for insomnia. Writing about the current state of play in the various groups is a bit tricky considering games will still be going on way past this column’s bedtime. Instead, I am going to share…

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