Euro 2016 …… The North on Today, Ourselves Tomorrow… June 12, 2016Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.
A few days in, some decent matches, wins for Wales, France and Switzerland and then last nights late draw for Russia V England …. awful scenes of violence in Marseilles. The North are in action today at 5.00 and ourselves on Tomorrow at 5.00.
Michael O’Neill has done an incredible job with the North, which to a Rovers fan like myself doesn’t surprise me one little bit. There was an assumption when he left that the board, O’Neill, the fans, the players all played a large part in the success of Rovers in the O’Neill era. It’s really only now with the malaise of the last few years since he left that many are realising how much of a role O’Neill played in the clubs success. Without O’Neill at the helm the Europa League qualification and even the League titles wouldn’t have happened.
Interesting to see how quiet the country is on Monday at 5 for the Irish match. My own work has a big screen and have promised beers and snacks, although I intend to be out of the place in time to get home for kick off. After the disaster on the pitch that Euro 2012 was I sincerly hope we give a good account of ourselves and make it through to the knockout stages. Would be brilliant to get the country on one big football buzz.