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Euro Moments: Poland

Euro Moments: Poland

Twohundredpercent’s semi-resident artist (he has a kennel out the back) Dotmund loves international football almost as much as he fears shop mannequins. So, to celebrate the approach of UEFA Euro 2012, he has produced 16 new pictures for each participating country. One of these will appear here every day in the run up to the…

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May 23, 2012
Ted

Euro 2012: The Super-Duper Interactive Retro Spreadsheet

The finals of major football tournaments bring out the obsessive in many football supporters. Grown men can be seen in the queues in newsagents buying Panini stickers for sons and nephews that don’t exist, while it is entirely possible that the only wallpapering that will be done throughout the tournament will be of posters on…

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May 23, 2012
Ian

Déjà Vu for Toshack in Macedonia

Wales versus Paraguay at the Millennium Stadium, March 2006. A warm up match for Wales’ opponents ahead of the World Cup and a match I remember well for typifying John Toshack’s Wales. The performance was satisfactory, Wales didn’t have as many shots as their opponents, but held possession reasonably well. As per the norm there…

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May 23, 2012
Ian

The AGM cup 2012 – Mystic Rhys predicts

It’s the end of the season, and York City have won the final playoff game to secure their return football league. Now, the process of positioning teams in various leagues will begin in a process jokingly referred to as the AGM Cup.

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May 21, 2012
Ian

Match Of The Past: Chelsea

Football League play-off finals aside, the domestic season is now all-but over and last week saw the last of our non-league videos of the week. To fill the gap between now and the start of next season, though, we’re going to bring you some videos from the history of the game in England and who…

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May 20, 2012
Ian

The Dog Returns to the Pompey Manger.

You have to admire the stoicism of football fans. No matter how much the parameters of the game are manipulated to the advantage of those with little emotional investment in our clubs we continue to process through the turnstiles. We tolerate being frisked for lethal bottle tops and are directed to seats where we are…

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May 20, 2012
SJMaskell

Match of the Weekend 4 – The Conference Playoff Final – York City 2 – 1 Luton Town

“We’re a Football League club, how good is that?” – Gary Mills’ reaction to York City’s return to the league was typically unshowy, embodying the calm, quiet way the Minstermen have gone about their season.

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May 20, 2012
Ian
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