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Euro 2012: Spain Vs Italy (Final)

Spain 4-0 Italy A final score that was a little unjust, but the actual result wasn’t. Spain and Italy were fairly even when it came things like possession, but the Spanish passing skill was as good as you will ever … Continue reading

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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: 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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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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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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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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The Peninsular War by Charles Esdaile

A throughly comprehensive account of the Iberian struggle between Napoleon and the Anglo-Portugeuse-Spanish alliance during the first decades of the nineteenth century. Esdaile’s opus is the text to read on the conflict, covering every aspect, be it political, military, diplomatic or financial of the famous … 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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