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World Cup 2014: Matchday Twenty Four (Third/Fourth Place Play Off)

Brazil 0 – 3 Netherlands A poor contest, far different to the last four editions. This time around neither side really looked that interested. The Brazilians are the footballing equivalent of a person who just wants to pull the blanket … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Twenty Three (Semi Finals)

Netherlands 0  – 0 Argentina AET (Argentina Win 4-2 In Penalty Shoot-Out) It took a while for the game to settle from the opening nerves. When it did, the Dutch were marginally the better side, a bit more composed on … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Twenty One (Quarter Finals)

Argentina 1 – 0 Belgium The game began at a fast pace, with Argentina being the faster. It only took a few minutes for the opening to come, created largely by Messi again, winning the ball in midfield, drawing defenders … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Seventeen (Last 16)

Netherlands 2 – 1 Mexico The intense and unrelenting heat badly affected the game in the first half, as both teams looked lethargic at times, more content to pass the ball around for long spells then actually push on and … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Twelve (Group B, A)

I couldn’t watch all four games of course. Guess which ones I only caught the highlights of! Netherlands 2 – 0 Chile Chile got off to the better start in this top of the table clash, their unique brand of … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Seven (Group B, A)

Australia 2 – 3 Netherlands I expected a Dutch walkover, but the Aussies put in a heroic performance in trying to keep their slim World Cup hopes alive. They needed to attack right from the off and did so, putting … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Two (Group A, B)

Mexico 1 – 0 Cameroon Played in difficult conditions, another frustrating game for the spectator. It was Mexico’s first half. With the exception  of Eto’o’s effort that glanced off the post (one of his few contributions), it was Mexico that … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Rankings, Awards And The Last Word

As with the last World Cup, I’d like to offer a final review of Euro 2012, rankings the teams via my own system, before giving out my own awards and final thoughts. My ranking system see’s places 16-9 sorted by … 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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Refereeing Reviews For Debatable Decisions

A great website which tasks itself with documenting the performances (and many mistakes) of the men in the middle, Debatable Decisions is one of the best football-related sites out there. For Euro 2012, I was given the opportunity to do … Continue reading

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