2009

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A World Cup Finals Without Argentina?

Now is not a particularly good time to be an Argentinian football supporter. Not only have their most loathed opposition – Brazil and England – already qualified for the finals of the 2010 World Cup, but there is a serious likelihood  that the Albiceleste themselves might not even qualify for next year’s tournament in South…

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September 11, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Week III: England 2-6 Germany

“Football is a simple game – you play for 120 minutes and then the Germans win on penalties”, as Gary Lineker once observed. Oh, for things to have been that simple in Helsinki this evening. Germany, whose female team dominate European women’s football in a way that their male team hasn’t done provided formidable opposition…

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September 10, 2009
Ian
Shit Shot Mungo – S02E07

Shit Shot Mungo – S02E07

Time, then, for your weekly dose of Mungo. This week sees Sir Roddy Bulbs slow descent towards insanity gather pace with the purchase of a panda. You can get a bigger version of this week’s Mungo here.

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September 10, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Midweek II: England 5-1 Croatia

When you have got the rub of the green, you have got the rub of the green. England’s job became fifty per cent easier before they even kicked off last night as Ukraine and Belarus played out a 0-0 draw, meaning that they only needed a draw rather than a win against Croatia at Wembley….

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September 10, 2009
Ian

Michael Shields Released

The decision to release Michael Shields, made by Justice Secretary Jack Straw this morning brings to a close one chapter of a particularly unpleasant incident in the recent history of English football. It has to be said, however, that it opens a completely new one and it must be hoped that this is a story…

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September 9, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Midweek I: Oxford United 2-0 Luton Town

We have three Matches Of The Week for you this week. Tomorrow night, it’s England vs Croatia in the World Cup qualifiers and on Thursday night the England Ladies Team take on Germany in the final of the European Women’s Championship in Helsinki. Tonight, though, we kick off with Oxford United vs Luton Town in…

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September 9, 2009
Ian

England’s Greatest Hope?

England beat the Netherlands 2-1 on Sunday evening to move into the final of the 2009 European Women’s Football Championships in Finland, where they will play Germany on Sunday night. Perhaps predictably (and exactly as they did when the under-21 team made similar progress during the summer), the English press have reacted hysterically to the…

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September 8, 2009
Ian
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