Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Return of The Big Man
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“The big man is back in town,” joked Rooney back in 2006 when he returned to the England World Cup team hotel in Germany, after a visit to a specialist for an assessment on the recovery of his metatarsal fracture. … Continue reading

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Spain and Italy squeeze through
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Spain, heavy favorites to win Euro 2012 squeaked through to the quarter finals, looking shaky and uncertain and far from the fluid machine that won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa so convincingly.  It seems other nations have taken … Continue reading

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Ronaldo tears apart the Dutch, and Germany beats Denmark to advance
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Cristiano Ronaldo ripped Holland apart to send the Dutch home from Euro 2012. The cozy Medalist Stadium in Kharkiv was rocking with orange as Dutch supporters eager to see their team, World Cup finalists just two years ago, recover from … Continue reading

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Euro Joy for Greece and the Czechs
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It took just one moment of magic from Greek veteran Giorgos Karagounis to send Greece from the bottom of Group A to the top of the soccer world, and a place in the quarterfinals at Euro 2012. Fortune smiled on … Continue reading

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England thrill in ding-dong battle, France show class
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Every bone-shattering bounce on Ukrainian roads, every near miss by drivers determined to squeeze you off the pot-holed tarmac has been worth it! Forty-five minutes of second-half pure delight was handed on a plate to football fans by England and … Continue reading

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Spain Cruise – Italy Stalled
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Sometimes the cliches are true, and in the case of Italy and Croatia’s 1-1 draw, it really was a tale of two halves. In the first half Italy were masterful. Pirlo was pulling the strings, Cassano and Balotelli were stretching … Continue reading

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Gomez double strike leaves Dutch on the brink
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Holland, one of the pre-tournament favorites are now facing an early exit after a pair of outstanding goals by striker Mario Gomez all but clinched Germany’s advancement to the play-off round of Euro 2012. Germany just need a point from … Continue reading

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Poland stunner stops Russia
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In a game embroiled in off-field tension host nation Poland put on a magnificent display to deny Russia victory and advancement out of the group stage.  The match had everything a fan could ask for – great skill, playmakers supreme, … Continue reading

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Round Two for the U.S.
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U.S. Versus Guatemala The eyes of the soccer world may be trained on Poland and Ukraine, but over on this side of the globe we still have the not insignificant business of World Cup qualification to divert our attention. In … Continue reading

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England and France disappoint
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In the blistering heat in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk England and France struggled to a draw in a game of very few highlights. Once again England, home of the most exciting league in the world underperformed. Having said that … Continue reading

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Euro 2012 on fire!
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With six games played in the Euro’s 2012 we’re on track for one of the most entertaining tournaments of all times. To state it plainly, the football has been outstanding. We’re in Ukraine criss-crossing the country to cover as many … Continue reading

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Euro Time
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Hey, tomorrow Euro 2012 gets underway, so I went back and had a look at my picks. I made them in an article in GotSoccer magazine five or six months ago. A lot can happen in that amount of time, … Continue reading

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Dull Draw
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So what to make of last nights dull draw versus Canada? Not much I would say. We like to look for signs of progress from the national team, and it may be that we read too much into every performance. … Continue reading

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