June 12, 2012

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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 if your eyes are closed). The speech bubble “oh no, here we go again” wrote itself. I’m sure it has been…

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June 12, 2012
Mark

Euro 2012: Poland 1-1 Russia

Some matches have a backdrop that is more than just about football, and with more than a dozen military conflicts between the two nations over the last millennia, feelings run high. As well as a presence of around 6000 Polish police officers, an estimated 5000 Russian fans marched through Warsaw. This march wasn’t one proclaiming…

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June 12, 2012
Ian
Magical Flag Moments From Euro 2012

Magical Flag Moments From Euro 2012

Liverpool-based artist Dave Williams has designed sixteen magic moments for this years European Championships – one for each competing country – based upon the flags of this summers competing nations. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to share them all with you. Feel free to click on an image, which should open up a full-size…

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June 12, 2012
Ian
For The King, The Empire And John Terry: The Wing Commander Writes On England Vs France

For The King, The Empire And John Terry: The Wing Commander Writes On England Vs France

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…

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June 12, 2012
Ian

Euro 2012: Ukraine 2-1 Sweden

So when did Kiev host the Olympics? I always thought that an Olympic Stadium had to have at least held one. Not that it matters, of course, as the stadium in question will be Shevchenko Stadium from now on, after two Andriy Shevchenko headers in seven second-half minutes clinched Ukraine’s storybook come-from-behind win over Sweden.

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June 12, 2012
Mark
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