The Killing Times’ Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama: Happy Valley (England) v Salamander (Belgium)

EURO2016We’re back to Group C in the Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama, and even though the England football team went out of the tournament last night, their crime drama counterparts are still going strong and look likely to progress to the quarter-finals. One more win and Happy Valley is in!

So here was yesterday’s result:

The Bridge 76%
Shetland 24%

That means with The Bridge finishing unbeaten, Group B looks like this:

The Bridge (P3 W3 L0 POINTS 9 WM +200%)
Shetland (P3 W2 L1 POINTS 6 WM +107%)
Hinterland (P2 W0 L2 POINTS 0 )
Cenk Batu (P1 W0 L1 POINTS 0)

So now onto today’s game:

Form guide: 
A tricky selection this, with plenty of others showing strong form and pushing their case for representation (Line Of Duty can feel particularly hard done by, for instance). In the end, Sally Wainwright’s tale of northern noir won out. It features a strong central striker in Cawood – an old-fashioned number-nine targetwoman, if you like – who likes to out it about a bit and get results anyway she can. More often than not she achieves what she sets out to do, thanks to a bloody-minded streak. It’s not just Cawood though – there’s an impressive supporting cast, especially Cawood’s sister Clare Cartwright. Happy Valley will be relying on this familial relationship to score points on the field.


Form guide:
Paul Gerardi is a real throwback to the 1980s golden age of sporting tournaments – all tight perms and beards – and we reckon if he was a footballer he’d wear the type of shorts that would leave nothing to the imagination. His unconventional (and some might argue reckless) approaches to investigation mark him out as one to watch, but he’s a loner and doesn’t offer a depth of squad.




So who’s it going to be? VOTE NOW!


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