Category Archives: Football 11/12

The Stupidest Thing I’ve Read This Week (30/6/2012)

Third place goes to this tweet, made in the aftermath of England’s exit from Euro 2012 in a penalty shoot-out: Yeah, that makes sense. Second place is for a general trend I’ve noticed in the last few days, on Twitter … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Italy Vs Germany (Semi Finals)

Italy 2-0 Germany Now this was a surprise. So much of the coverage seems to have a Germany-centric POV, so I’ll take the time now to praise Italy. They were immense throughout the match, from top to bottom. Buffon was … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Spain Vs Portugal (Semi-Finals)

Spain 0-0 Portugal (Spain win 4-2 on penalties) A decent enough contest, that went right to the wire. Thankfully Spain were able to up their game since France, and Portugal gave them their biggest test of the tournament, so while … Continue reading

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Refereeing Reviews For Debatable Decisions – Spain Vs Italy

It was, perhaps, the most anticipated of the four quarter finals, but Spain and France conspired to present a truly tepid and forgettable contest last Saturday night, that will probably not find a place in the annals of European Championship … Continue reading

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League Of Ireland Round Up, Week 15

A great restart for Limerick, who had an easy enough time in a 4-0 win over Wexford at Jackman Park last Friday. Though Wexford threatened early on to upset the applecart, Limerick’s generally higher level of skill and talent shone … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Italy Vs England (Quarter Finals)

Italy 0-0 England (Italy win 4-2 on penalties) A just result, though it took a very long time to get there. England just were not interested in winning this game outright, especially after the half time break. Rooney was anonymous, … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Spain Vs France (Quarter Finals)

Spain 2-0 France The worst game of the tournament so far, and by quite a margin too. Both teams looked extremely lethargic and tired, but the crucial difference was desire. Spain looked, while exhausted at times, like they wanted the … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Thing I’ve Read This Week (23/6/12)

Honestly, it wasn’t that a bad a week for stupid things so this will be short and sweet. Maybe I’ve just been so distracted by the football. Speaking of which… Third place goes to UEFA and their leader Michel Platini … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Germany Vs Greece (Quarter Finals)

Germany 4-2 Greece An entertaining enough contest, with a result to match the attacking fortunes of either team. The game went largely as expected. Germany pressed and pressed, given more possession by the stand-offish Greek defence then they might be … Continue reading

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League Of Ireland – Mid Season Round-Up (Lovely Left Foot)

Just about half the season is gone in Ireland. While the country licks its wounds from the disaster that is Euro 2012, the internal league gears itself up again as the title race narrows, the relegation battle is thrown into … Continue reading

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