PRIVATE SURF: Finbar Hawkins, the managing director of the online production company Bomb Productions, looks at the official Euro 2000 website

Overall, the site is not a bad performer, being broad but precise and focused in its content.

Overall, the site is not a bad performer, being broad but precise

and focused in its content.



It’s good to see the site concentrating on the teams, statistics and

match reports and that it has not resorted to superfluous graphics or

animation.



Although the design of the site is not much to shout about from the

terraces - that montage header is definitely a booking for a start -

there is a good supply of data from the cross-referencing database.



There is certainly enough cheer to hold the attention of any demanding

fan who will be pleased to see that, here at least, all the teams are on

a level playing field, so to speak.



Site information is good and the reportage is slick, with real audio

files and pictures going up rapidly after each match. Updates were still

being made to the site several days after the golden goal from France’s

David Trezeguet brought the tournament to a dramatic end.



On the downside, the features could be weightier and are not quite up to

the standard of the footballunlimited website. Match Pack strikes as the

strongest feature and the user votes are fun - the Euro 2000 site should

make more of this.



Joao Pinto’s magnificent winning header against England is down as the

most popular goal. Hmmm. Perhaps. But why can’t I vote for Luis Figo’s

35-yard strike from the same game?



In summary, Ron - while lacking any attacking flair, the official Euro

2000 site plays a solid enough game.





www.euro2000.org



Owner UEFA



Site positioning Enable football fans to keep up to date with Euro

2000



Launched April 2000



Developed by Sportal.com.



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