There's only four teams involved in football's top honours these days, so what's it like to win silverware every season? This is the blog of one football fan who decided to, fully and unconditionally, do the unthinkable and change the football team he supported to spend one season at the top... AND NOW HE'S DOING A SIMILAR THING FOR EURO 2008 WITH A MATE BECAUSE THE SEASON'S FINISHED AND THEY'RE BOTH BORED

The Silly Season: Euro 2008 Special!

The Silly Season: Euro 2008 Special!


Yes that’s right.

It’s not over yet… Oh no

Coming soon is The Silly Season Euro 2008 Special.

You can all play along with this one…

Here’s how it works: none of the home nations have qualified for Euro 2008, so we have to chose a different country to support.


The question is: are we really that patriotic? Or is it the buzz of the tournament that we get the real pleasure from?

Could we support any country and feel the same rush of excitement?

Anyway, I’ll explain this better when I know exactly what will be involved…


Well done Doncaster and Hull by the way

More Silly Conclusions to come

Comments, Pingbacks:

Comment from: Raz [Visitor] Email ·
The thing is, I have never really liked international football. I get so caught up in the emotion of it, and I watch everything, but I hate the way it's played. Slow, too defensive a lot of the time. Perhaps it will be alright this year without the emotion? Or perhaps I won't be able to stand it? I think I'm going for France, but because I'm a girl I'm going to give into the female-supporter stereotype and support the good-looking players. And why shouldn't I, when I have no allegiances?

I'm actually rather looking forward to seeing Hull at Upton Park next season.

The Silly Season: I think that is a brilliant way to choose your country for Euro 2008. I didn't think of that one.

Would it be France? Or are Sweden the best-looking? Italy? I was trying to think of which country would be ugly, but I think that might be a bit xenophobic or something, so I'll stop there.

What I will say though is: I don't suppose there's any danger of Hull being the best looking team when they turn out at Upton Park next season.
PermalinkPermalink 27/05/08 @ 08:53
Comment from: shelfsidestew [Visitor] Email
Already adopted my country, Croatia, due to Luka Modric. Can't wait

The Silly Season: Good choice… solid. Very deserving a final appearance as well I reckon.

This is great - not being shackled to following a half-arsed England… I'm spoilt for choice, but Croatia's definitely a possibility.
PermalinkPermalink 27/05/08 @ 15:39
Comment from: Mark [Visitor] Email
Yes I still doss around on the silly season!Me and my flatmates already decided long ago to support the national teams we use in pro evo 2008 so I'm supporting France with the other two supporting Holland and the Czech Republic. I suppose supporting England is like supporting Norwich, both will never win anything but at least Norwich don't get payed ridiculous amounts of money for not winning.

The Silly Season: Well, if Roeder releases any more players without signing replacements they'll be no one left to pay anyway.

Loving the Pro Evo influence… I'm getting the feeling fans are feeling some new kind of freedom not having the England in Euro 2008.
PermalinkPermalink 27/05/08 @ 21:29
Comment from: davedan [Visitor] Email
I grew up believing that ALL Germans used to be evil and are now frickin weird and our rivals thanks to our ever so slightly xenophobic television broadcasting. Then I got myself a German girlfriend and went to Germany and discovered that it's an amazing place and the majority of Germans are peaceful these days and if anything a little bit quirky and healthily competative so they've got my vote. And anywhere you can get an ice cream a sausage and a bucket of beer on every street corner is alright with me.

Got to find a good place in London to watch them though..

The Silly Season: Massively good point. Germany and England have a lot in common, and would probably have a better relationship if it wasn't for The Sun, and, well, some English people!

An ice cream, a sausage and a bucket of beer on every street corner: now that's a counthry that wants to have fun.

I went to Mainz once and saw Mainz 05 beat Hamburg (a giant killing!) in the cup - it was bloody brilliant.
PermalinkPermalink 02/06/08 @ 11:52

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