It's Day Three here in Moenchengladbach and the sun has deserted us. Two very hot days left many of us here in the Press Centre wilting. Not the evergreen Bill Colwill who I was chatting to at length first thing this morning. Amusingly, as we tried to remember the exact years of certain tournaments he mused that; “they all merge in to one these days…”
Today though, it’s fresher but wetter. Shame, as seven ceiling fans have just been installed, probably at great expense to the German organisers. Big up to them in regards to the cakes. For many years I’ve listened to those on TMS witter on about a lovely cake from Mrs Morgan of Glamorgan, but to experience free cake courtesy of the hosts was sublime. Shame the man from Dutch radio just got the last piece of marble cake though.
Last night was a slightly earlier finish as Vikki and I decided Irelands’ defeat to Belgium could wait until this morning to be edited. Vikki enjoyed a lie in whilst I got cracking at 7am. By 8am I was ready to upload to You Tube, discovering the windowsill in the bathroom to be the perfect place to get the best wi-fi signal.
Ireland’s men have just defeated the French with Ronan Gormley giving a fantastic interview following the match. The hosts are taking on Spain right now to try and book their place in Friday’s semi final.