Euro 2016 Summary! 

It’s a week since the final and Euro 2016 was definitely one to remember.  It was the tournament for upsets and new nations to overachieve and this was helped by the new format of having more countries than usual.  The teams which surprised everyone were  winners Portugal who finished 3rd in their supposedly easy group…

Going Home

We just managed to get on our train in time which was an achievement following a chaotic taxi journey. The less said about that the better. We both didn’t know that much about the journey home though as we slept (or passed out) for almost the whole way back. It was a funny way to…

Irish Friends! 

It didn’t take long for us to find a bar and it turned out to be an Irish one which was full of Republic of Ireland fans as they were playing the day after in the Stade de France.  We made a few friends including Kieran, Ronan and Colm and together we had a few…

Notre Dame

Following the disappointing night before on and off the pitch we left Marseille and headed back to Paris where we had lunch in a cafe near Notre Dame.  We then needed to find a bar to watch the football of course! 

Russia Invades! 

Fans from both Russia and England were already fighting days before the game, and throughout our time in Marseille there was violence going on but it really kicked off as soon as the game finished.  The Russian fans were the main culprits as they attacked the England fans behind the goal where they scored their…

Stade Velodrome 

We caught the metro and went to another bar near the stadium where together with Jonathan (and hundreds of others) we watched Wales v Slovakia.  After saying goodbye to Jonathan we headed off to the futuristic Stade Velodrome which is the second biggest stadium in the tournament after Stade de France.  The England fans were…

Jonathan and Algis

We went to the non fighting bar to watch Switzerland v Albania whilst the fighting was going on at the other end of the Old Port.  It was here where we met Jonathan from Southampton who was in Marseille by himself. We sat at the same table as him and after a while we were…