Posts Tagged "England"

England At Euro 2012: A “Neutral” Speaks

By on Jun 26, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

Eamon Dunphy got it right. The “outspoken” pundit for Irish state television (RTE) said on Saturday night that “England won’t score, they have no creative players…it’ll go to penalties and Italy will go through.” It was a stroke of luck for Dunphy, who rather slurred his way through a short interview on RTE Radio, as he “was preparing for the Spain v France game.”...

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Hopes, Dreams & Reality: On England At Euro 2012

By on Jun 25, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

The St George flags will be hanging limply this afternoon. It was after midnight in Kiev last night when the final kick hit the back of the net and confirmed what we all probably already knew – that this England side wasn’t good enough to reach the semi-finals of the 2012 European Championships - but there is little sense of recrimination in the air this...

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Euro 2012: The Quarter-Finals – England 0-0 Italy (Italy Win 4-2 On Penalty Kicks)

By on Jun 24, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

So, then, to Kiev and to the quarter-finals of the European Championships. It’s the final match of the round this evening, featuring an Italian side that is something of a curates egg, excellent against Spain in matching them every inch of the way before being slightly underwhelming against Croatia and The Republic of Ireland, whilst England remain somewhat...

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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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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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