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Euro 2012: Group D – The Final Day

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…

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June 20, 2012
Ian
Valour! Honour! Scott Parker! The Wing Commander Writes On England vs Sweden

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

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 17, 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
Euro Moments: Sweden

Euro Moments: Sweden

This afternoon’s Euro Moment comes from Scandinavia, where a bug-eyed goalkeeper spent the whole of his career being pursued by a giant bear. Don’t forget, you can see plenty more Dotmund artwork here, and you can read his trenchant opinions on just about everything here.  

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June 5, 2012
Ted

Is the award of a 3-0 win a suitable punishment?

On Friday, UEFA announced the punishments for the abandonment of the Italy-Serbia European Championship Qualifier. As expected, Serbia did not get off lightly. The Football Association of Serbia (FSS) were fined €120,000, ordered to play a home qualifier behind closed doors, with a second game behind closed doors suspended for two years, as well as…

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October 31, 2010
Ian

James Milner Makes John Terry Look Like Le Tissier

An extraordinary evening in Gothenburg saw the England under-21 team break a tournament jinx and make the final of the European Under-21 Championships with a penalty shootout win against the hosts Sweden last night. The England team hadn’t made the final of this competition prior to last night since winning it in 1984 but they…

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June 27, 2009
Ian

Russia Hour

After a certain, indefinable point, failure becomes a default option. Like the South Korean team who, for so long seemed capable of doing everything but winning a match in the World Cup finals, so it was with Russia. Would they ever get past the group stages of a major tournament again? The answer to that,…

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June 18, 2008
Ian
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