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Our Euro 2016 Predictions: Eddie

Eddie's next up as the LOV team share their predictions for the Euros.

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Over the coming weeks, the LOV team will put their reputations on the line and share their predictions for the Euros.

Hopefully mine will be better than my predictions for the start of the season (Forgive me Ranieri).

How far will England get? I'll be optimistic and say the Quarter-Finals, where we will crash out in a cruel penalty shootout defeat to Portugal/Germany/Italy.

Your England Starting XI: Joe Hart, Kyle Walker, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Jack Wilshere, Dele Alli, Adam Lallana, Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane (4-2-3-1)

Who'll score more, Kane or Vardy? Kane

Will Hodgson remain as manager after the Euros? Depends on how well England do. Anything less than the QF's and I can't see him staying on. After the Euros, Hodgson would have had three tournaments to make his mark, and if England don't show up just like in Brazil, then it's time for someone new. I'd love to see Big Sam given a shot at the job but that's never going to happen.


How far will Wales get? Last 16. It'll be between them and Russia for second place. Maybe they'll go further if Bale is on fire every game. Who knows.

Top Scorer: Gareth Bale (obviously)

How far will Republic of Ireland get? Group Stage. Can't see them finishing past Sweden, Italy or Belgium.

Top Scorer: I'd say Shane Long, if they manage to score more than the one they did at Euro 2012.

How far will Northern Ireland get? Group Stage. I think Poland and Germany will take the top two spots.

Top Scorer: Hopefully Will Grigg (your defence is terrified)


Competition Winners: France

Runner Up: Germany

Final Four: Germany, France, Sweden, Portugal

Surprise Team: Sweden. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic, anythings possible.

Flop Team: Italy. Conte will leave his role with Italy to join Chelsea after a disappointing campaign.


Second Team: Iceland. Go on Eidur!

Any successes for the home nations? If the ROI or NI get a win or even a draw, I think that would be a success for them. A success for Wales would be getting out of the group, while I think a success for England would be getting to the Quarter-Finals.

Golden Boot: Harry Kane (why not)

Surprise Player: Will Grigg

Flop Player: Anyone for Italy

First Pundit to Say Something Stupid: Well Glenn Hoddle has already said 'it's a positive penalty' when describing a missed penalty.

When will Liam stop supporting Ireland and start supporting England again? Probably two weeks in when they don't get out of their group.

Your own bonus prediction: Wayne Rooney to under perform again.