Posts Tagged "Ukraine"

England Shoot Blanks In Kiev

By on Sep 10, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Repeat the mantra after me. It’s a results-based business. It’s a results-based business. Roy Hodgson must be thanking his lucky stars that this is the case this evening after England misplaced, mistimed and misadventured their way to a goalless draw in Kiev this evening, a result that does leave their qualification for next summer’s World Cup...

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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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Euro 2012: England 3-2 Sweden

By on Jun 16, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

There was a point yesterday when it seemed as if history was deemed to repeat itself yet again. As Olof Mellbergs second goal-ward shot on goal made Joe Harts net swell for the second time in ten minutes, the feeling that England were deflating to expectation was inescapable. We had been here before, of course. In the cauldron of noise that was the Rasunda in...

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Euro 2012: Ukraine 2-1 Sweden

By on Jun 12, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

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. The BBC studio pundits, with a...

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Euro Moments: Ukraine

Euro Moments: Ukraine

By on Jun 4, 2012 in Art, Latest | 0 comments

This mornings cartoon for the run-up to the European Championships from Dotmund features Ukraine, and in iconic striker in the middle distance. Don’t forget, you can see plenty more Dotmund artwork here, and you can read his trenchant opinions on just about everything here. You can download the Twohundredpercent Euro 2012 spreadsheet here (for Excel 2007), whilst a...

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