England playing France in the opening game of Group D had the feeling of a redemptive catharsis after the ignominies of the 2010 World Cup; the two worst losers from that tournament pitted against one another as new orders took competitive shape. France were inevitably the more creative, thrusting side but England's schooling by their new coach was palpable and, much to Roy Hodgson's credit, they…Continue
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The World Cup Finals may be football’s most watched showpiece event on the planet but there can be little doubt which one is the most difficult to win. Not even the threat of far-right extremist hooligans, as exposed in the BBC’s recent Panorama programme on the European Championships host nations Poland and the Ukraine, can remove the excitement generated by the one…Continue
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Right the ideas a simple one...taking Blatters' penalty rant to its logical conclusion...fuck all that deciding it on the pitch..lets let the kits decide!
The format will remain the same as the actual tournamnet layout (groups etc)....all teams obv have two kits but only one (the better one obv.) will be chosen to represent them. Simples!!!
In a season that has seen racism return to the limelight of English football, John Terry has this week pleaded not guilty against a racially-aggravated public order offence for an alleged racial slur during a match last October. The date for the trial has been set for 9thJuly.
The accusation came after a video of John Terry, appearing to use…Continue
After Capello's damp squib of a team crashes out of Euro 2012 in typical fashion, a loss at the first knockout stage after an undefeated group stage of two 0-0 draws and a single 1-0 victory. It's the end of the golden generation, several big names retire from the national side. Including one surprise, the still relatively young Wayne Rooney, who due to his suspension only played the single match. Only one man can rebuild this…Continue