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Off the Ball at Euro 2008

Stuart, Tam and the airport signs

France and Germany to the left, Switzerland on your right. Stuart and Tam arrive in Basel to present Off the Ball from Euro 2008.

Tam and trousers

Tam is caught wearing a shocking pair of nylon strides as he struggles to send a fax. Do they make those for men too?

The posh hotel

Hotel Posh. This is where European football's top brass stay when they're in Basel. Stuart and Tam couldn't make it past the concierge.

The lads' hotel in Basel

Always thinking of the licence fee, Stuart and Tam book into a more modest hotel

Tam and fan

Tam engages in a bit of time-travel to interview a Swiss football fan in 1982. We're not sure what decade the guy thought Tam was from.

Stuart, David and Tam

Uefa general secretary David Taylor guards his pockets in the company of a St Johnstone and a Motherwell fan.

Tam types his script

Is Tam preparing his Off the Ball script or unwrapping a roll and sausage that he smuggled into the country?

The fanzone in Basel

Stuart and Tam take a wander downtown in Basel into the fan zone. Were the big screens working?

In the plastic bar

Only Stuart and Tam could find such a cheesy bar in Switzerland. Everything was made of plastic.

Stuart the morning after

This is what your radio host looks like after a night on the sauce.

Chocolatier Stephan Shiesser

Chocolatier Stephan Shiesser gets wedged in a double nougat with our sweet-toothed presenters.

Tam, Stuart and Mr Shiesser

Tam tries to tease the tastebuds of guest Stephan Shiesser with some good old tablet and fudge.

Tam, Staurt and Ms Smug

Yodelling star Ms Smug (honest!) puts Tam and Stuart through their paces, though Stuart's asthma prevents a perfect performance.

Fabienne and the guys

Fabienne Repond from the Basel tourist office joins the guys in a renovated pole-dancing club to present the programme.

Stuart on the fire engine

Stuart refuses to move from the kids' fire engine until Tam gives him a few spare euros for some rides.

Stuart and Tam

The ultimate cheapskates. Sipping one drink between them, Stuart and Tam enjoy a blackcurrant juice at Heathrow on the way home.



see also
Off the Ball - Saturday
07 Dec 07 |  Scotland
Off the Ball's Fatties XI
09 Oct 08 |  Scotland
Off the Ball's Dad's Army XI
07 Apr 08 |  Scotland
Off the Ball's Ugly XI
01 Feb 08 |  Scotland


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