Please feel free to post any thoughts or predictions. I'll also take a diabolical liberty and post the predictions of the really rather lovely Oldironside from another thread.
Spain 1-1 Portugal, Spain win on penalties. Ronaldo cries but no one feels sorry for him.
Germany1-0 Italy. Italy won't give away an early goal (see England and Argentina in South Africa) and then go and chase the game, hence a tight result. Could be wrong though, since the one team to attack the Germans so far, the Danes, had a good half hour against them and made their defence look average, and with Balotelli...
... it looks like I had a crystal ball. I did hedge my bets a bit with the Germany/Italy game, but Balotelli (a man who normally can't put his own training bib on) came good and the Germans aren't quite as invincible as they wanted to believe.
I've been away for a week or so, and didn't have internet access (truth be told, I didn't want to be here in Germany when they won it), so I will post what was my honest prediction for the final.
Tight game. Italy to shut up shop. Spain to tika taka away merrily in their own half. Italy to nick a goal.
Just goes to show what thiry odd years of supporting the mighty Irons does for you.
Still, thank you Italy for making my life a bit more bearable, at least until the next World Cup. And to the guy in the filling station at the end of our street? "No, you weren't already in the final just because you beat the Greeks."
Oh, and thanks for calling me "really rather lovely". Made my day.
"We fought for the public good and would have enfranchised the people and secured the welfare of the whole groaning creation, if the nation had not more delighted in servitude than in freedom"