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Euro 2012: Matchday Six (Group B)

Portugal 3-2 Denmark They made extremely hard work of it, but Portugal are off and running. It’s strange because for much of the first half the Portuguese were in control, if a little light in the actual chances. But they … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Matchday Two (Group B)

Netherlands 0-1 Denmark The first shock and one that the Danes richly deserved. The Dutch have some serious problems that they are going to have to work on fast. The defence is rickety, too easily letting Krohn-Dehli in for the … Continue reading

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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Fontenoy

How many of these decisive battles involve England or France? Name: The Battle of Fontenoy The War: The War of the Austrian Succession When:  11 May 1745 Where: Outside the town of Fontenoy, a few miles south-east of the city … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Waterloo

Just as important and epic as its reputation would indicate. This is going to be long… Name: The Battle of Waterloo, sometimes called the Battle of Mont-Saint-Jean. The War: War of the Seventh Coalition, last of the Napoleonic Wars. When: 18 … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Twenty-Five (The World Cup Final)

Spain 1-0 Netherlands So, there you have it. New World Cup Champions. Spain started out far brighter. They were the ones pushing on, while the Dutch seemed unable to create anything upfront. Spain managed to work some opportunities, but the … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Twenty-Two (Semi-Finals)

Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands The Dutch were poor in the first half, their previously solid defence showing a suprising amount of frailty. It was lucky that Uruguay lacked the ability to create some clear-cut chances, obviously feeling the absence of Suarez. On their side … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Twenty (Quarter Finals)

Netherlands 2-1 Brazil A real game of two halves. In the first, Brazil were awe-inspiring in their dominance, giving a great display of attacking quality. The Dutch were sheared in two for Robinho’s strike. The Brazilians should have pushed on and finished the game … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Eighteen (Last 16)

Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia Effective but underwhelming appears to be the common sentiment about the Dutch. They controlled the game, and never looked like giving up that control, but they don’t play entertaining football. If might not be good to watch but … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Fourteen

Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand Awful game of football to watch. No real pressure being exerted by either side. Paraguay were comfortable and NZ were depending on the other game to really provide a shock. In the end, Paraguay were good enough … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Nine

Netherlands 1-0 Japan Netherlands remain one of my favorites to go far, but it’s another performance where they just ground out a result. The Dutch’s lack of wingers was a problem against a resolute Japanese defence. But, as is the big … Continue reading

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