Oh yeah, they all laughed in the office when I drew Iceland. Euro 2016 championship sweepstakes and I got the team that was considered the total no-hoper.
Well who’s laughing now suckers? Spain, Austria and Croatia all gone. Ireland, heads high, good effort, but gone. England….embarrassed, humiliated, shocked. Brexit 2.
Iceland, a country with a population that could just about fill a decent stadium if you let them stand on the pitch. Iceland, who have 21 players from their national league in their squad and only 2 players who made it on the international stage.
Iceland may get no further in the competition, but they have been worth every penny of my entry fee. Come on the land of fire and ice. Or ice and fire if you are a Game of Thrones fan. July 3rd we take on the French on their own doorstep. L’hiver arrive!
Fire and Ice; by Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.