Euro 2012 begins today and it really has snuck up on us. It seems that this Championship is set to drift by. I have no sense of anticipation; I don’t feel the buzz. Our office hasn’t even bothered to organise a sweepstake!
Maybe everyone has their eye on the Olympics or has been blindsided by the Jubilee. Or maybe it’s because the English national team and the FA is such a shambles.
Whatever the reason, maybe we should start taking an interest. This could just be one of the most exciting tournaments for a while. All the major teams are on an even keel, Germany are in a group of death with the potential to get knocked out in the group stages (highly unlikely, I know), the matches fit in nicely around an after work beer and seeing as our expectations are so low, England might just exceed them.
Ravi Vijh will be Tweeting throughout the Euros. He has no credentials to comment but he is going to anyway. Follow him @ravivijh