Monthly Archives: June 2012

Fun at the Euros: That awkward moment when the hosts go out

Oh dear, we hate it when that happens…  They’ve gone to all the immense trouble, cost and inconvenience to host a great tournament and then they are eliminated at the group stage.  Not so much as a second round game … Continue reading

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FOCUS ON… England vs. Sweden – Put your shirt on our retro-driven 100% prediction record!

There are hundreds of methods available to help you predict football results for personal gain… but NONE AS RELIABLE as GNG’s RETRO-DRIVEN FOCUS METHOD. Mum’s lucky numbers. Expert telly pundits. Mathematical form guides. Celebrity ex-players with big opinions. Gypsy’s tealeaves. … Continue reading

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Fun at the Euros: The TV Times Wallchart

Well… we’ve seen all the teams now, Greece are out, Russian and Polish fans spent most of last night punching each other in the head and things are warming up… In all the excitement please don’t forget to keep your … Continue reading

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‘Got, Not Got’ Authors at Waterstones today…

Derek and Gary will be at the Churchgate, Leicester Branch of Waterstones today… They will be signing copies of ‘Got, Not Got’ between 1 and 2 pm on Tuesday 12th June. Drop in and say hello if you are around…. … Continue reading

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Gordon West RIP – and what might have been at Mexico 70…

Gordon West is best remembered as a flamboyant, athletic goalie for Everton, where he played for 11 years between 1962 and 1973 – and, as those of us who are just old enough to remember him as more than a … Continue reading

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You can now wear the new England strip!

If you have £15.75 that is… Which, thinking about it, was quite a lot in those days.  Is this the most popular England shirt ever? Introduced in May 1980 this second Admiral design was described as “Looking like my old Mum’s … Continue reading

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England Squad Dial-a-Star freebie excitement…

We just can’t explain to you how excited we are about this news from Match Weekly… Next week there is a super free gift – a European Championship Fact Finder in the shape of a rosette. Get the low down … Continue reading

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Fun at the Euros: Imaginative, Unusual and Frankly Flawed Teamgroups Euro Special!

Yay! It’s time for the Euros to kick off with a cagey draw! And to celebrate the long-awaited start of festivities behind the Iron Curtain we’ve only gone and sorted out a ‘Let’s Do This Season’s Teamgroup in an Unusual … Continue reading

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Fun at the Euros: That Holland Kit

More evidence that the European Championships are a bit odd… Remember that sort of fish scale/arrow flights pattern Holland shirt from the Germany 88 tournament? Although it came from Adidas’s experimental era and was a bit bizarre, the players that … Continue reading

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Fun at the Euros: Spot the half-hearted, hilarious or otherwise slightly crap tournament mascot

Here’s the Europa 80 mascot, which fits the bill on all three headline counts and serves to underline what a weird sort of tournament the Euros have always been… Pinnochio was, of course, a wooden child-cum-toy with a nose like an Italian flag and a … Continue reading

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