To be or not to be optimistic? Peter Jenkinson asks the question as he assesses England's chances at Euro 2012.
"What a fascinating few weeks in the world of football. The end of the domestic season was a stressful time for seasiders like me, as Blackpool made it to the play-off finals and then fluffed it.
The build-up to the Euro campaign here in the UK has been dogged by post-Panorama hysteria surrounding the hooligan culture of the host countries, which has now shifted to one side as pundits across all media discuss stats/facts and figures ranging from mildly interesting to those able to send you into a snooze."
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