Posts made in June, 2012

Usmanov & Kroenkes Ongoing Stand-Off At Arsenal

By on Jun 21, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 3 comments

With international football hogging the headlines at the moment, the Premier League has been rather quiet over the last couple of weeks. Sure enough, there was the emergence of Richard Scudamore from a meeting last week wiping drool from the corner of his mouth and carrying a bin bag full of television over his shoulder, but on the whole the Premier League, which is...

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Euro 2012: Group D – The Final Day

By on Jun 20, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

The phrase “you make your own luck” is an overused one and it is perfectly possible to argue that luck, by its very nature, is random. There can be little doubt, however, that England rode theirs in Donetsk last night, scrambling their way to a single goal win which confirmed a slightly unlikely looking top place in their group with a little room to...

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“Stop Bunching!” – Are Tactics All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

“Stop Bunching!” – Are Tactics All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

By on Jun 19, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Ex-professional football players occupy a unique position in British society. For anyone else of any other profession or social standing, years having engaged in an activity on a professional basis day-in day-out would afford you with a modicum of respect and a reputation for expertise. You have been there, on the inside. You have seen all of what there is to see....

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Euro 2012: Group C – The Final Day

By on Jun 19, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Despite Group C containing three of its best teams, the tension of the final games nearly unravelled the quality with which Spain, Italy and Croatia have sprinkled this tournament to date. Spain’s light blue kit was, dare I say it, a bit scruffy, i.e. it suited players such as the Sergios Ramos and Busquets. They produced, for them anyway, a performance to match....

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