Spain – European Champions


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. Allan says:

    Spain did deserve it, but it wasn’t really their best performance, they were lucky that Germany couldn’t have a proper go at them in the second half, otherwise I think Germany might have won.

    The game itself was the tournament in miniture, lots of good play, punctuated by bad passing (not one good cross in this tournament) and not very many goals. A good tournament, but not the classic that some people have been saying

  2. sp3ktor says:

    I’m not what else a tournamnet has to do become a classic, Allan. I thought it was great – but then it was probably vastly improved by not being punctuated with insipid England performances.

    True, in the final, Spain looked a bit toothless without Villa, If he’d played they probably would have retained that attacking edge and finished some of their many chances.

    The Netherlands v Russia game deserves to live long in the memory – and I think it also had a goal from a cross ;)

    Germany’s semi against the Turks was another highlight that should be remembered for some time.

  3. Jon says:

    here here, i wholeheartedly agree with the comment about liverpool! a proportion of their fans, and indeed some of the british media, seem desperate to equate spain´s success with their own, possibly to hide their own failings? well spotted.

    i cannot bring myself to ´admire´ Aragones in anyway though, despicable human being that he is. In England he would have been out of a job long ago for some of the things he said.

  4. Allan says:

    Sp3ktor “I’m not what else a tournamnet has to do become a classic, Allan. I thought it was great… “

    Obvoiusly I didn’t see enough of the tournament, Im glad you enjoyed it, but me I still think Euro 2000 is the best European Championships, great football and teams near to the top of their game. Sorry.

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