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Euro 2012 Day 6 Round up

Denmark 2 – 3 Portugal Portugal started with improved determination and more fluid tactics than the game against Germany, pushing forward at every opportunity. Surprisingly it took 24 minutes for them to take the lead from a corner, Nani found Pepe at the near post, who glance a pacey cross in to the near corner, […]

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Holland v Germany

As one of the pre-tournament front runners, Holland will need to take the game to Germany, to avoid a defeat that would more than likely see them leaving the tournament early. Everybody knew this would be a tough group but no one expected the 1988 winners to be in this position, with a win only […]

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Euro 2012 Day 5 Round Up

Greece 1 – 2 Czech Republic Czech Republic were looking to put their miserable start behind them and that took all of three minutes in their second game of the tournament, with their first meaningful attack of the game, Petr Jiracek made a diagonal run through the defence and was found by a cutting through […]

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Euro 2012 Day 4 Round Up

France 1 – 1 England Roy Hodgson made a couple of bold selections for the first game of the group, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck selected to start ahead of their more experienced counterparts. England started brightly with plenty of fluidity and saw an early chance go narrowly wide when Ashley Young slid a […]

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Euro 2012 Day 3 Round UP

Spain 1 – 1 Italy Both coaches opted for brave team selections ahead of this highly anticipated tie, Vincente Del Bosque chose to start with three aggressively attacking midfielders to lead the front line, leaving his striker options on the bench, whilst his opposite number Cesare Prandelli deployed a sweeper system with flying wing backs. […]

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Euro 2012 Day 2 Round Up

Netherlands 0 – 1 Denmark The game started slowly with the Dutch controlling possession and the pace of play, fashioning a couple of half chances. Demark struggled to get a grip on the game but stunned everyone when Simon Poulsen broke down the left, his cross was fortuitously deflected into the path of Michael Krohn-Delhi, […]

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Spain v Italy Free Bet Offer

The reigning World and European Champions want to retain their crown but will have a difficult task ahead if they are to do so. They kick off the tournament with a tough match against Italy but are still favourites to come away with all three points. Should the Spanish lose to Italy, which is offered […]

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Euro 2012 Day 1 Round Up

The European Championships are finally under way and what a start it was, there were plenty of goals as well as the odd dab of controversy. Poland 1 – 1 Greece Hosts Poland started the occasion against 2004 champions Greece, Poland seemed to soak up the atmosphere of the home crowd with a bright start, […]

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Euro 2012 Group D Profile

The group of hope, well for England fans anyway.   England(6): 14/1 Since qualifying for the tournament undefeated, England are going through a transitional period following the resignation Fabio Capello.  The appointment of Roy Hodgson was considered a surprising choice, but Hodgson has indicated there will be no room for sentimentality with the surprise omission […]

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Euro 2012 Group C Profile

Not quite the group of death but a tough group all the same   Croatia (8): 50/1 Surprisingly beaten to automatic qualification by Greece, Croatia navigated a tricky play off against Turkey to make it to Poland and the Ukraine. Bilic has already taken the manager’s position Spartak Moscow following the tournament and will want […]

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Euro 2012 Group B Profile

Supposed Group of Death   Netherlands (4): 13/2 The 2010 World Cup finalists topped their qualifying group in near perfect fashion, winning nine games and losing one game at the hands of Sweden, scoring 37 goals in the process. Despite losing one of their warm up games to Bulgaria, it’ll be hard for the Dutch […]

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Euro 2012 Group A Profile

Every day this week we will be bringing you a look at each of the first round groups, leading up to Friday’s opening ceremony beginning with Group A   Poland (65): 50/1 The tournament co-hosts have a lot to do if they are to progress from this group, with the other teams in the group […]

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England’s Wembley Warm Up

England v Belgium Kick Off: 17:15 at Wembley Stadium In the last warm up game before their opening match against France, at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, England have picked stern opposition in Belgium. Having lost two key and experienced players in Gareth Barry and Frank Lampard, Roy Hodgson has to use this game wisely […]

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Poland v Andorra

Not needing to qualify for a tournament can be hard on a host nation, the tougher opposition that keep your players hungry and focused are all involved in the qualifying stages, leaving less competitive friendlies the only option, also making it harder to get the best out of your players to tune a squad for […]

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Will Roberto Martinez be Seeing Red?

Will Roberto Martinez be Seeing Red?

The rumours doing the rounds this morning suggest that Liverpool owner John Henry could be about to take a swift change of direction, in the hunt for a new manager. It’s been no secret since the surprise sacking of Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish, that Roberto Martinez was considered the top contender for the role; with […]

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A Reason for Hope or just the Same Old Dog with a Few New Tricks

A Reason for Hope or just the Same Old Dog with a Few New Tricks

With the announcement of Roy Hodgson’s first squad for a major tournament, is it a reason to start to believe in the restoration of pride in our national team. Or as with the majority of managers who went before him, will Roy just manage to sustain the false hope that usually goes hand in hand […]

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