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Footballs Coming Home

And we all come crashing back to reality with a thump. After a rousing, encouraging 2-1 defeat for England against Italy, the score line was replicated against Uruguay in a far more sobering fashion. The gusto and enthusiasm of the … Continue reading

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England left stunned by Italy

It’s the first time I can remember following an England loss that there’s a feeling of disappointment without anger, optimism instead of resignation. Pride in defeat. This is due to far more than the deceleration of the England hype machine … Continue reading

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Ronaldo greater than Zlatan

As disappointing as it is to not have the enigma that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the World Cup in Brazil next year, it’s difficult to argue a case against Portugal thoroughly deserving their place in the finals. Over the two … Continue reading

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The new look Man City

It’s not very pragmatic to make snap judgments after only the first weekend of the Premier League, but pragmatism isn’t really my strong point. Manchester City’s comprehensive dissection of Newcastle United must surely leave the other English title contenders more … Continue reading

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Championes Final

It was a cagey, tense affair at Wembley for the Championship playoff final. Both teams wanted to win, but both definitely didn’t want to loose. Palace huffed and puffed, trying to take the game to Watford in the first half, … Continue reading

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England 1 Montenegro 1

On the back of a disappointing visit to Podgorica, questions are being asked of Hodgson’s boys, and the literal ‘game of two halves’. A first half stroll in the park turned to pushing a boulder uphill in the second, but … Continue reading

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