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Euro 2008: And then there were four….

by Thomas Rooney We are at the stage now in Euro 2008 that we don’t have to worry about England being involved as we would have presumably been knocked out in the quarter-finals? Yes, its semi-final time and overall I’m surprised Russia and Turkey made it, disappointed that Germany have and pleased that Spain defeated […]

You’ve got to love the French…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83Goh1Lh8Pg] Genius.

BBC Fantasy Football league Euro 96

Remember Fantasy Football League on the BBC with Frank Skinner and David Baddiel? YouTube user gacmccarthy has posted the final episode from Euro ’96 in three parts. It certainly brings back some memories for me – enjoy… Part 1 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq2e6kymkBM] Part 2 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTwvm3fzSqU] Part 3 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxCLEaRXJIQ]

Austria’s Euro 2008 motivation methods revealed…

From ESPNsoccernet: VIENNA, June 10 (Reuters) – A Vienna brewery is promising a lifelong supply of free beer to any Austria player who scores a goal for the co-hosts in their remaining Euro 2008 group matches against Poland and Germany. Austria, competing in the finals of the tournament for the first time, made a disappointing […]

Very cheeky Mr McClaren

by Thomas Rooney I’ll be honest. The fact that England are not competing in Euro 2008 hasn’t exactly effected my summer so far. I’m happy enough without the stress and despair that following England in this tournament would inevitably bring. When we didn’t qualify, I was disappointed, but not distraught. I have enjoyed watching the […]

Who do you want to win Euro 2008? Me, I’m not fussed

Euro 2008 kicks-off this afternoon as Switzerland take on Czech Republic in Basle, and wherever you look us English are being asked to pledge our allegiance to one country or another and pick who we want to win. I’ve tried to get into the spirit of things but to be honest I’m struggling with this […]

Is Beckham worth his England place?

by Thomas Rooney When David Beckham moved to LA Galaxy it was thought that he had left behind his international career. However, he was recalled by England in May 2007 and has been back in the fold ever since. If Beckham thought he would never play for England again, he certainly wouldn’t have dreamed of […]

Canary Watch: Joe Lewis called up to the England squad from Posh

Well done Joe Lewis, who has been called up to the Fabio Capello’s England squad for the games against the USA on Wednesday and Trinidad & Tobago. Lewis was also named in the League Two team of the year last month in what has been a great season for the former Canary ‘keeper.

How England missing out on Euro 2008 may be a blessing in disguise for some

By Thomas Rooney After watching the excellent entertainment from Moscow on Wednesday, there was one thought circulating in my head, especially after seeing the reactions of the Chelsea players. John Terry and Frank Lampard in particular. I was thinking – how on earth would these players pick themselves up to fly to Austria next week […]

Gutted for Chelsea, but fair play to Manchester United…

I tried to stay neutral, but as much as I do genuinely believe that United have been the best team in Europe this season I still wanted Chelsea to win the Champions League last night. I can’t help but think I jinxed them. Oh well, there’s always next year John – but if I were […]

Champions League Final Preview: Manchester United v Chelsea

It has been dubbed as the biggest game in English football’s 130-year history, Manchester United versus Chelsea in the Champions League Final. It is Chelsea’s first Champions League final, and United are looking for their second Champions League title – second Premier and Champions League double in fact – in nine years. The Blues are […]

Champions League Final Poll Results: Is it Manchester United or Chelsea for you?

The results are in, and they’re more one-sided than I thought they were going to be… Who will win the Champions League? Manchester United – 64% Chelsea – 35% Who cares? – 1%. …most polls seem to be more one-sided than I thought they were going to be don’t they? I really must sort out […]

Champions League Final Poll: Is it Manchester United or Chelsea for you?

United reign supreme in the Premier League, but can Avram Grant’s Chelsea get revenge in Moscow? Have your say in the poll… Poll: Who will win the Champions League?

Rangers fans riot – but it’s Manchester’s fault

Some Rangers fans decided to have a riot last night after a TV screen broke down prior to the start of the UEFA Cup Final in Manchester. The BBC have quoted a couple of Rangers fans, starting with this…person: This is absolutely ridiculous – there’s Rangers fans throwing bottles and cans at each other because […]

Canary Watch: Dean Ashton named in the England squad, but there’s still no place for Greeno

Former City striker Dean Ashton has been included in Fabio Capello’s 31 man provisional squad for the friendlies against USA at Wembley on 28th May and the trip to Trinidad and Tobago on June 1st. Ashton has hit five goals in his eight matches for West Ham. Robert Green backed up his claim of being […]