Monthly Archive: May 2008

The FA Cup Final – Live 19

The FA Cup Final – Live

Well, I’ve managed to work myself up into a frenzy over this year’s FA Cup final, and we’re doing it live. Live commentary from the comfort of my living room will start at about...

The FA Cup Final 2008 1

The FA Cup Final 2008

In an age in which football has become almost wearily predictable in many respects, this year’s FA Cup has been a breath of fresh air. Whether we’re talking about Havant & Waterlooville’s demolition of...

The European Championships – 1988 1

The European Championships – 1988

So, Euro 88. That was the one that the Dutch won at a canter, all crowned by Marco Van Basten’s magnificent volley against the USSR in the final, right? Well, yes and no. The...

The European Championships – 1984 1

The European Championships – 1984

After a fairly disastrous opening tournament, the European Championships were given a lick of paint for the 1984 finals, with rules being changed to prevent a repeat of the torpid affair that had taken...

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The European Championships – 1980

As you may have noticed, we’ve had a little lick of paint this afternoon ahead of this summer’s festivities and, to get you in the mood still further, we’ll bringing you a quick round...

Euro 2008 – The National Anthems! 3

Euro 2008 – The National Anthems!

High on the list of things that are usually part of the tradition of international football tournaments but probably won’t be for much longer are the national anthems. For those of us watching at...

Falling From Grace 0

Falling From Grace

There are few more poignant sights than a prodigious talent that has gone wrong and, for anyone that remembers him in his prime, the descent from grace of Paul Gascoigne has been a long,...