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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: Matchday Twelve (Group D)

England 1-0 Ukraine While the scoreline might suggest differently, this was not a hard result for England to reach. The absence of Shevchenko was a killer blow for Ukraine, and though they attacked with vigour from the off, and dominated … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Matchday Eight (Group D)

Ukraine 0-2 France An interesting, but mostly flat, contest once it really got going. It’s a big come down for the co-hosts, who threatened a bit for the first 55 minutes, looking capable of getting a result, but then just … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Matchday Four (Group D)

France 1-1 England Things are gone very wrong in English football when they play the way they did and celebrate the result. Hodgson is doing the best with what he has, but what he has is incredibly underwhelming. England went … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Rise Of York

The Wars of the Roses are a complex topic. Much like the Hundred Years War in France or the Thirty Years War in the German states it was not a singular, continuing clash of arms, but could be described more … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Richard And Art

As the 14th century drew to a close, a century that had seen English control over Ireland fluctuate wildly, gradually decline, then stabilise in the core region in the Pale and partly around it, two great figures of the two … Continue reading

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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Crecy

Going way back from my previous entry, but the same combatants. Name: The Battle of Crecy, sometimes called the Battle of Cressy The War: The early phase of the Hundred Years War When: 26 August 1346 Where: Near the village … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Hastings

It is a common trend to start English history from this point. Let’s find out why. Name: The Battle of Hastings The War: The Norman Conquest of England When: 14 October 1066 Where: Senlac Hill, south-east of the town of … Continue reading

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Sepp Blatter: “Corrupt? Me?!”

From BBC Sport I was surprised by all the English complaining after the defeat. England, of all people, the motherland of fair play ideas,” Blatter said. I’ll admit, if you asked to come with a description of England, “the motherland … Continue reading

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Qatar 2022: Or How FIFA Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Bribery

Yes, it does reek of dodgy dealing. When England and Australia get three votes between them, from a maximum of 44, you know that something isn’t right. FIFA being a corrupt organisation isn’t even slightly surprising. But, it’s so very, very … Continue reading

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