THIS TIME LAST week we thought the Euros would never begin.
Now, we’re completely immersed.
You, down the back: no jokes about Ireland being out of our depth.
Back then we expected Greece to be boring less skillful than ever before, the Netherlands to be swift and incisive, Ireland to keep it tight at the back. Presumptions have been banished from west Poland to eastern Ukraine. That’s why we love football.
Perhaps you were as disappointed as the rest of us at the boys in green falling to a 3-1 defeat, but really appreciated the majesty of Luka Modric.
Alternatively, maybe the intense cut and thrust of seeing the two most recent World Champions slug out a 1-1 draw tickled your fancy.
So, before we start the second round of games at five this afternoon, please vote accordingly: