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Algeria has shown African football how it should be done

June 30, 2014 4:00 pm0 comments
Algeria has shown African football how it should be done

It came as quite a surprise when Algeria qualified for the last 16 with a draw against Fabio Capello’s Russia for those who don’t really know much about them. Many, myself included, were expecting Ivory Coast and Ghana to be the star performers in Brazil but Les Fennecs, led by […]

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England’s World Cup: Were the expectations low enough?

June 27, 2014 12:38 am0 comments
England’s World Cup: Were the expectations low enough?

So we have reached the end of another disappointing showing from England at a major tournament. However, they did at least manage to get a point on the board in their game against the team who, it must be said, have been the surprise package of the World Cup so […]

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Greece earn unlikely shot at UFWC title with win over Ivory Coast

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Greece earn unlikely shot at UFWC title with win over Ivory Coast

If I could describe the Greek national football teams over the last decade in one word I would probably go with something along the lines of plucky. Modern football teams that are usually considered to be plucky are the likes of Everton, Ghana, Real Sociedad and more recently Crystal Palace […]

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The future is bright for England despite worst World Cup since 1958

June 22, 2014 5:25 pm0 comments
The future is bright for England despite worst World Cup since 1958

The curtain has descended prematurely on another international campaign for the England squad and the British media have already started delegating blame for their failure, myself included. There is, however, a huge difference between this exit and all other previous World Cup failures in my lifetime; I feel optimistic and […]

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Wayne Rooney’s England Career: A Eulogy

June 20, 2014 11:55 am0 comments
Wayne Rooney’s England Career: A Eulogy

The nation of England watched nervously and with a sense of excitement when Leighton Baines threaded through a wonderful disguised pass for Wayne Rooney 61 minutes into our first World Cup group game against Italy. He cut inside and looked set to score as Salvatore Sirigu positioned himself for a […]

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England’s Rio Road Trip Part I: Italy

June 17, 2014 9:00 am0 comments
England’s Rio Road Trip Part I: Italy

We should all be feeling optimistic. Although England lost to Italy yet again at a major tournament it was an encouraging performance from Stevie G and the team he is captaining for the whole 90 minutes. When Marchisio dispatched a thunderbolt from a well worked corner routine after 35 minutes […]

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How To Keep Track Of World Cup Scores In Non-Wifi Areas

May 7, 2014 10:50 am0 comments
How To Keep Track Of World Cup Scores In Non-Wifi Areas

As the most prestigious tournament in world football draws ever closer, billions of fans will begin making preparations to celebrate Brazil 2014 in style. Each country will welcome the World Cup in its own traditional way, with towns and cities cladded in the national colours to coincide with the carnival […]

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