Posts made in June, 2012

The Realignment Of Great Expectations: On England In Ukraine

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

When England take to the field in Kiev this evening to play Ukraine in their final group match at this years European Championships, the task ahead of them will be simple enough, mathematically, at least. A draw will be enough to take the team through to the quarter-finals of the competition, while a win may, depending on any margin of victory and what happens in...

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100 Owners: Number 94 – Mazhar Majeed (Croydon Athletic)

By on Jun 18, 2012 in History, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

It is very seldom that a non-league football club makes the headlines of a national newspaper for any reason other than a surprise result in the FA Cup, but at the start of the 2010/11 season exactly this happened to Croydon Athletic of the Ryman League Premier Division when The News Of The World reported a covertly recorded interview, beginning a chain of events...

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Euro 2012: Group B – The Final Day

By on Jun 18, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

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 defeats under their belt and a nation wondering how a team with so many talented individuals could have faltered so badly. In all honesty, the damage had...

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Valour! Honour! Scott Parker! The Wing Commander Writes On England vs Sweden

Valour! Honour! Scott Parker! The Wing Commander Writes On England vs Sweden

By on Jun 17, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Regular – or indeed occasional – readers of the When Saturday Comes magazine forum will probably already be aware of the writings of the Wing Commander, the last living remnant of the British Empire and a man who holds a very particular type of Englishman very close to his bosom. Having already had one book of his reports published (and details of how  to purchase...

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Euro 2012: Group A – The Final Day

By on Jun 17, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

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 saw a Russian team which sparkled in its opening match last week against the Czech Republic eliminated. A group which had caused some to roll their eyes ended up...

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