Monthly Archive: June 2012

Euro 2012: Group B – The Final Day 1

Euro 2012: Group B – The Final Day

Goodnight, Oranje. The Dutch team arrived at this years European Championships with high hopes, having got to the World Cup final two years ago. This evening, however, they return home with only three consecutive...

Euro 2012: Group A – The Final Day 0

Euro 2012: Group A – The Final Day

The bunting will be hanging limp in Warsaw and Wroclaw this afternoon. Poland, the co-hosts of the 2012 European Championships, have been eliminated from the competition at the end of an evening which also...

Match Of The Past: Arsenal 0

Match Of The Past: Arsenal

As regular readers of this site will probably be aware, we’re filling the gaps between the end of last season and the start of next season with some great football videos from the past....

Euro 2012: England 3-2 Sweden 1

Euro 2012: England 3-2 Sweden

There was a point yesterday when it seemed as if history was deemed to repeat itself yet again. As Olof Mellbergs second goal-ward shot on goal made Joe Harts net swell for the second...

Euro 2012: Ukraine 0-2 France 1

Euro 2012: Ukraine 0-2 France

The rain came to Donetsk last night, and by the end of the evening a dark cloud had settled over Ukraines hopes of getting through to the quarter-finals of the European Championships that they...

Euro 2012: Spain 4-0 Republic Of Ireland 1

Euro 2012: Spain 4-0 Republic Of Ireland

Like they needed the help. Spain were only ever going to be denied victory over Ireland by the sort of rearguard action Giovanni Trapattoni’s men produced in the qualifying group game against Russia in...

Euro 2012: Croatia 1-1 Italy 0

Euro 2012: Croatia 1-1 Italy

A good result, this for Croatia. Italy’s midfield trio of Pirlo, Purlo and Pairlo, combined with the rugged centre-back pairing of Chiellini and Collini, would have presented a challenge to Spain at their best....

Euro 2012: Denmark 2-3 Portugal 0

Euro 2012: Denmark 2-3 Portugal

What a strange game of football this was. Jamie Carragher in the ITV studio called it the tournament’s best to date. But Clyde Tyldesley in the ITV commentary box was struggling for euphemisms for...

Euro 2012: Germany 2-1 Netherlands 0

Euro 2012: Germany 2-1 Netherlands

There are some football matches which transcend mere rivalry and tap into something more deep-seated, as if they tickle a synapse that we may even think that we have evolved away from. Few of...

Rangers: The CVA Failure 8

Rangers: The CVA Failure

So farewell then, Rangers’ Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) and farewell too, Rangers’ administrators Duff & Phelps (D&P). The announcement that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are going to oppose D&P’s proposals to take Rangers...

Euro 2012: Czech Republic 2-1 Greece 2

Euro 2012: Czech Republic 2-1 Greece

Greece’s manager Fernando Santos knew what was coming – in the first half at least. He had his head down, his eyes shut and his hand wiping a furrowed brow (a neat facial trick...