Trap's Army will need rub of Green
Published 03/12/2011 | 09:34
After benefiting from the most favourable possible draw in the play-offs, Lady Luck deserted the Boys in Green yesterday when we were drawn in a tough group with Italy, Spain and Croatia for the finals of next summer's European championships.
Yesterday's draw will make it difficult, but by no means impossible, for Trap's men to secure the second place which they will need to progress to the quarter-finals of the competition.
The upside is that all of our games will be played in Poland rather than in neighbouring Ukraine, where the visitor facilities are somewhat more utilitarian.