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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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Euro 2012: Portugal Vs Czech Republic (Quarter Finals)

Portugal 1-0 Czech Republic A result that was long in the coming, and well deserved. A very tentative first half played in a drab atmosphere. Neither side seemed willing to really open up and risk too much, a common problem … 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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The Man Behind The Curtain: Ireland Against Italy And Trapattoni’s Future

So, Ireland’s three game run in Euro 2012 has come to an end. Allow me to look at the various parts of the Irish performance from the back up, before going on to talk about the future of Trapattoni in … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Matchday Eleven (Group C)

Spain 1-0 Croatia As I had my full attention on the other game, I can only offer brief thoughts garnered from highlights. Spain were unconvincing and struggled to break down the tough defence offered by the Croatians. The first half … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Matchday Ten (Group B)

Portugal 2-1 Netherlands The big shock, and it was coming. From being second best in the world two years agp, the Dutch have become a team that have lost all three groups in their next major tournament. The Portuguese are … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Matchday Nine (Group A)

Poland 0-1 Czech Republic A very surprising result, a game with two very different halves. The Poles had all the running in the first 20 or so minutes, making a strong of chances, but they wasted them all, Lewandowski’s left … 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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No Plan B: Ireland Against Spain And What Comes After

It’s pretty pointless talking about Spain – everyone knows how good they are and how good they play – so I’ll just focus on Ireland, back to front. Shay Given isn’t fit. He’s older, a bit slower than he was, … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Matchday Seven (Group C)

Italy 1-1 Croatia A close one, but a fair result in the end. Italy came out attacking and Croatia looked a little lost at times. The Italians don’t have the bests set up, especially when they get into the opposing … Continue reading

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