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Final Fun at the Euros: Are Spain the best side ever?

That is the question the football world is asking after last night’s 4-0 demolition of Italy in the Euro 2012 final… Better than Hungary in the 50s? Better than Brazil 1970? Better than Holland’s Total Football? Better than Maradona’s Argentina? … Continue reading

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Germany-Italy: Vital Clues Who’s Going to Win…

Who’s going to win out of Germany and Italy tonight? Unfortunately, we can’t do our usual in-depth analysis based on old Focus articles out of Shoot! in the 1970s, because German and Italian players were never featured. So we have to … Continue reading

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Fun at the Euros: The Iberian Derby

We have to say we are looking forward to tonight’s Spain v Portugal meeting in Donetsk… It’s a bit of a Big Brother/Little Brother relationship they have, like England v Scotland but with much better weather. Portugal’s one-man band, dominated … Continue reading

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Fun at the Euros: Pressing Record

Thank goodness I no longer feel the need to record every bit of every game of every football tournament… There stands nine solid hours of Euro 88… England’s misery and Holland’s joy and everything inbetween. And how much of this … Continue reading

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Fun at the Euros: A grudging ‘well done’ to Portugal

Okay, we admit it, we’re still a bit sore about going out to Portugal in Euro 2004 in that penalty shoot-out in Lisbon…  Not to mention World Cup 2006, when Ronaldo managed to goad Rooney into getting himself sent off. … Continue reading

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Fun at the Euros: When Denmark arrived fresh from the beach

Back in 1992, which is twenty years ago but we think of as ‘recent’, Denmark made a mockery of all that meticulous pre-tournament preparation… On May 31st, ten days before Euro 92 was due to kick off in Sweden, UEFA … Continue reading

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Fun at the Euros: Oleg Blochin our way

Blokes of a certain age will recall Oleg Blochin the free-scoring goal machine of Dynamo Kiev and the USSR (or CCCCP) who played in the 70s and 80s…  Tonight, now named Oleh Blokhin, he is the coach of Ukraine and potential … Continue reading

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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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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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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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