Posts Tagged "Republic of Ireland"

World Cup Tales: Reflections Upon England In Italy, 1990

World Cup Tales: Reflections Upon England In Italy, 1990

By on Jun 2, 2010 in History, Latest | 6 comments

The concept of England having a high level of expectation at the time of a World Cup finals is a comparatively recent one. As recently as 1990, most adults could remember their two successive failures to qualify for the whole event and, once there, they only seldom lit the tournament up. In 1982, a good performance in the opening match against France was followed by...

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Trying To Dissect The Thierry Henry Handball

Trying To Dissect The Thierry Henry Handball

By on Nov 19, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 30 comments

People reading this post are reminded that, while constructive comments and criticism on this site are always welcome, abusive messages will be deleted without even going up on the site. Thanks for your understanding. Well, at least “The Sun” didn’t go with “The Hand Of Frog” as their headline. This, however, was about the best thing...

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Sir Bobby Robson – 1933-2009

By on Jul 31, 2009 in Latest, Opinion | 3 comments

It has been a very sad day for football on the eve of the new season. We have lost one of us. It is, perhaps, a reflection of the hole in the heart of English football that we should mourn a football man whose greatest single attribute was nothing more or less than a sense of common decency. It is football’s loss and our loss that we may never in a quite...

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