As the group stages in the #ShieldEuros start to come to a close, we take a look back at the highlights of our interactions this past week.
During the game between the Republic of Ireland and Sweden, with the score at 1-0, we tweeted our good friends at My Paintbrush UK to see if they were confident of getting back into the game. Oddly, they decided to show support for the opposition…
Fortunately, the rest of us were cheering on the teams we were drawn in the sweepstake, with some opting to support their nations in inventive ways!
Of course, when the goals start flying in, people begin to gain confidence in their team. Even those with Hungary – who at one stage had the joint best record in the tournament -were asking for the winners prize (there’s a long way to go yet Rich!)
Portugal were one of the last to get their campaign underway and a lot of expectation fell on the shoulders of Cristiano Ronaldo. Bev Reid was no exception to this, heaping huge pressure on ‘Ronnie’ for both of their opening group games!
And yes, it’s fair to say the penalty miss and 0-0 draw with Austria didn’t go down so well with those who were drawn Portugal.
Last night saw the final games of Group A, where those with Albania were cheering on the opposition Romania in the hope of winning the prize for ‘worst team’. But with their first, and only goal at a major competition, Albania actually gave themselves a chance of qualifying from the group stages! This was much to the displeasure of Anna, who’d got her heart set on the booby prize.
With the finale of the group stages this week, don’t miss the action from the #ShieldEuros live on our Twitter page.
After a frantic last week of entries to the #ShieldEuros, we headed into the start of the tournament with huge excitement.
It all got underway on Friday night as host-nation, and favourites, France defeated underdogs Romania with an 89th minute goal. And those who were drawn France in our sweepstake were quick to take to social media to praise Dimitri Payet for the winner.
The buzz on our Twitter feed continued throughout the weekend. Switzerland took all 3 points against Albania – not to the delight of everyone – before home-nation Wales beat Slovakia 2-1 in a tightly-contested game.
Turkey faced Croatia in the Sunday afternoon kick-off. A wonder strike early on from Luka Modric sealed the win for Croatia as those with Turkey tried to find the funny side of the defeat.
Then it was the time for World Champions Germany to begin their campaign against Ukraine. An end-to-end game produced a goal early on for the Germans before a goal-line clearance and offisde flag kept the lead at 1-0 going into the latter stages of the game. As Ukraine pressed for the elusive goal that would draw them level, Germany broke on the counter-attack to secure the victory.
Don’t miss the action from the #ShieldEuros live on our Twitter page.
2 competitions at the same time? We do treat you well here at Shield HQ!
Alongside our #ShieldEuros sweepstake we’re giving away 5 Shield PPE Bundles on Twitter. Included in the prize is the much sought-after Shield Painters Pouch and vital Shield Hi-Vis Vest.
To be in with a chance of winning simply follow our Twitter page @PaintersProtect and RT this tweet.
The 5 lucky winners will all receive a pack of 5 Rubble Sacks which are re-usable and perfect for site clearances, 1 Shield Hi-Vis Vest which can become a powerful branding tool when personalised, 1 top of the range Heavy Duty Decorating Sponge, 1 pair of popular Flexi Gripper Gloves, 1 pack of Ear Plugs, 1 Shield Painters Pouch and 1 Odour Mask to help reduce inhalation of odours whilst working with odorous materials.
Competition T&Cs: closing date for entries is Thursday 9th June 11:59pm, winner will be drawn at random on Friday 10th June 2016 and contacted later that day via Twitter. One entry per social media account. Prize will only be despatched to a UK address.
Less than two weeks ago we launched the #ShieldEuros sweepstake and the uptake has been outstanding!
There’s a real buzz amongst our Twitter followers due to the phenomenal amount of people that have become involved in the competition. Due to this overwhelming demand we’ve had to open 2 additional sweepstakes, and even now we don’t think this will be enough!
Our first sweepstake was completely full in less than 48 hours and the 2nd wasn’t far behind. Now with only half the teams left in the 3rd round, we’re asking you to get involved and invite as many of your friends and followers to join in the fun!
Guarantee your place by filling out the below form and follow us on Twitter to see which nation you are drawn.
Be quick for the 3rd sweepstake, with hot-favourites such as Germany and Spain still remaining, the spaces are going fast!
*In the event of multiple people having the same team, the participants with the winning (and worst) nation will be subject to the tie-breaker question where the closest answer will be crowned the winner and receive the prize advertised.
Competition T&Cs: Closing date for entries is Friday 10th June 2016 8:00pm. One entry per person. Prize will only be despatched to a UK address.