Posts made in June, 2008

Spain – European Champions

By on Jun 30, 2008 in Latest | 4 comments

Spain, then, are the European champions and, with the benefit of hindsight, it’s difficult to argue a case against them winning it. Euro 2008, however, was just like that in many respects. How many times did you sit down in front of the television and think, “Well, they’re definitely going to win it”? At least three or four, I’d bet....

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Brushed Aside

By on Jun 27, 2008 in Latest | 3 comments

We had very high hopes for this match, didn’t we? When pressed, this was going to be the classic of the two matches. The match that would repeated in slow motion with a light opera and indie rock soundtrack. As it turned out, though, Russia vs Spain was a comparatively one-sided match, won convincingly by Spain against a Russian team that really failed to turn...

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No Stopping Them

By on Jun 26, 2008 in Latest | 2 comments

In the end, then, Turkey didn’t have quite enough about them to be able to keep Germany at bay but, lord, they have given us some fabulous memories in this tournament and will be sadly missed in the final on Sunday evening. Germany, by contrast, are in the final of another major tournament without having played particularly well last night, and will face the...

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Paul Ince, John Barnes & Managerial Vacancies

By on Jun 25, 2008 in Latest | 3 comments

So, Paul Ince has been appointed as the manager of Blackburn Rovers, and I guess it’s progress of sorts that the majority of debate concerning his appointment has been on the subject of his relative lack of experience and his decision to take the Franchise shilling, rather than the colour of his skin. It is refreshing to see a Premier League club take on a...

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Football Supporters Are Inherently Conservative

By on Jun 24, 2008 in Finance, Latest | 1 comment

That break that last for a couple of days towards the end of a major football tournament can do strange things to you. I considered at great length whether I should go into enormous detail about the European Championship semi-finals (which, lest we forget, are being played tomorrow night and the night after), but I thought that a break would probably be good for all...

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