THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Editorial ~ Wars, tabloids, face paint and football
Euro 96 diary ~ The matches, the commentators, the press coverage and what was happening elsewhere in football while we were watching telly
Just the tickets ~ The FSA’s verdict on the tournament and a few suggestions for why there were so many empty seats
The places to be ~ Stories from the seven venues outside London including the French press in Northumberland, a Bulgarian comedian in Scarborough, well-drilled Croats in Nottingham and knowledgeable Czechs in Manchester and Liverpool
Two together ~ Reactions from Germany, where some fans began to see the national team in a different light, and the Czech Republic, where every match was treated like a party
Dutch and go ~ Simon Kuper wonders whether the feud in the Dutch camp was all that it was made out to be.
So near yet... ~ To no one’s great surprise, Scotland’s fortunes swung wildly during the Finals, and they paid for the penalty in the end
Money go round ~ They gave it their best shot and triumphed again – the corporate sponsors, that is
Views from afar ~ The verdict on Euro 96 from Spain, France, Bulgaria and Portugal
Stars and gripes ~ A visitor from the US is baffled by some of the press coverage of Euro 96
Letters

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