For months prior to the European Championships we kidded ourselves we weren’t interested in going. The relentless bad mouthing of social issues in Poland and Ukraine by the English media certainly put many potential fans off, as did the complexity in trying to work out travel arrangements. For once tickets for the matches were as easy to get as a winning hand at PartyCasino.
But then the tournament started and all we saw was mirth and (good) mayhem in the pictures from our friends via Facebook and Twitter. So we haven’t got any tales to tell from the tournament, the first European Championships we have missed since 1992, but we know a man who did go, and he was only too happy to write a report for us. It is a good lunchtime read and so we have prepared it as a pdf for you to read.