May 23, 2012

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Euro 2012 – The Runners & Riders: The Netherlands

With the benefit of hindsight, there seems something inevitable about the crowning of Spain as the world champions in South Africa two years ago. Yet the Netherlands came within minutes of taking the match to a penalty shoot-out and since then have continued the form that they demonstrated, becoming, in August of last year, only…

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May 23, 2012
Ian
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
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