Great sportsmen and teams are often defined by the very moments when they have to summon all their reserves to deliver at the biggest stage against all odds. In 1974, Muhammad Ali […]
Euro 2012 Final – Spain v Italy preview
Euro 2012 reaches its climax in Kiev on Sunday night. Fittingly, the last two nations to have won major tournaments in the last six years come face to face to decide who […]
England critics pipe down as the ‘unmanageable’ Balotelli fires the Azzuri into the final of Euro 2012
Well, well, well, those anti-England pundits are very quiet today aren’t they? After Alan Shearer commented that England ‘had no chance of winning the next world cup’, mainly due to the fact […]
The Euro 2012 final four: Who will lift the Henri Delaunay trophy?
As Euro 2012 gets down to its final four, lifting the Henri Delaunay trophy becomes more than just a dream. Portugal, Spain, Germany and Italy are now 90 minutes away from the […]
England bemoan the penalty factor
After toiling for 120 minutes, England found themselves in well-known territory – the lottery of the penalty shoot-out. Barely ten minutes later and there was a familiar outcome with the Three Lions […]
More than just a game: Crisis-ridden Greece face-off against Pay-Masters Germany.
Tonight’s match in Gdansk is not just a European Championships quarter-final. For the past three years, Greece has been financially crippled and been subjected to severe austerity measures, seemingly at Germany’s mercy. […]
A fruitless European Championship for the Oranje whilst the Three Lions get ready to roar
Tonight saw the completion of the Euro 2012 group phase. Each night there has been cliff-hangers followed by a lack of fingernails. The tournament has not disappointed thus far. From the 16 […]
Greece dump Russia out of Euro 2012 as the football Gods rekindle the Hellas spirit of 2004
Today Greece votes on its future for a new government, which will mean either a catastrophic return to its native Drachma or stick with the existing and harsh austerity measures by remaining […]
Permutations aplenty as Euro 2012 moves into its final group games
After the first round of games, 20 goals had been scored. Following another eight games, 26 goals have rustled in the back of the onion bag. 46 in total and some have […]
Eight games and 20 goals later – Euro 2012 is well under way.
The Euro’s kicked off last Friday night when joint hosts Poland took on 2004 winners Greece. What was predicted to be a poor match turned out to be excellent drama and set […]