The Spoiler’s Denmark v Portugal and Holland v Germany picks

Denmark to defy expectations again, Holland and Germany to thrill


Our Greece win tip looked as comical as the defending for the second goal as Czech Republic darted into a 2-0 lead in six minutes on Tuesday, but Poland and Russia claimed that money back by both kindly scoring. Can Group B’s juggernauts launch us into a rarely-trod territory called profit?

Denmark v Portugal

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The Spoiler’s Greece v Czech Rep and Poland v Russia fancies

Predicting more Group A goals and Greece stereotype shredding


Greece v Czech Republic

Jonathan Wilson, a man who knows far more than The Spoiler about Czech football and, well, most things, still fancies the Czech Republic to qualify and deemed the Russia result a tad misleading, but we’re going to shun his superior wisdom and side with Greece.

Their initial opponents Poland may well [...]

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Tough start for glamour guys in Euro 2012 top scorer skirmish

Robin van Persie revives WC2010 form, Miro Klose tries the bench


Few foresaw Russia and Croatia providing the pacesetters in the Euro 2012 top scorer marathon and most who did likely fancied best league in the world-tested Roman Pavlyuchenko and Nikica Jelavic over Alan Dzagoev and Mario Mandzukic.

Their delight was characteristic of a first weekend in which, in keeping with international tournament tradition, several high-profile [...]

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The BBC Euro 2012 pundits are off to an impressive start

Hansen and Shearer raise eyebrows with wild pre-tournament picks


The BBC asked its 16 finest football presenters, pundits and commentators to name their Euro 2012 winners, runners-up, semi-finalists, 14 of the crowd giving boldness the elbow by tipping Spain or Germany as their champions.

Alan Hansen found another way to enrich the blandness of choosing Holland and Germany to join Spain in the semi-finals [...]

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Masters of the late charge – six unlikely Euro 2012 heroes

After dashing onto the plane at last boarding, could these six star?


Rather than sculpt a Tim Lovejoy-approved “players to look out for” list featuring Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie, or a “players to watch” list assembled by looking at who has the best potential ability ratings on Football Manager, The Spoiler instead decided to cobble together six relative randomers without the nauseatingly overstated build-up who [...]

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