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Netherlands vs Germany, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Netherlands vs Germany: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Netherlands and Germany shirts Bitter rivals are the best words to describe Netherlands against Germany. These two teams hate losing to each other, and there’s an incredible amount of history between the neighbors. In today’s match, it could be a more physical match with Netherlands desperate to […]

Denmark vs Portugal, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Denmark vs Portugal: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Denmark and Portugal shirts Sir Alex Ferguson is nowhere near the Euro 2012 tournament this summer, but we are — in his words – entering the squeaky bum time of the season, where nations need to win to have any chance of progressing. After Portugal’s 1-0 loss against Germany, […]

Russia vs Poland, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Russia vs Poland: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Russia and Poland shirts Russia against Poland will be the most tense match of the Euro 2012 tournament, both on and off the pitch thus far. It could begin as a rather cagey match, with both teams scared of making mistakes. But once it gets going, it […]

Greece vs Czech Republic, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Greece vs Czech Republic: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Greece and Czech Republic shirts Here we go! The first match of the second round of games from Euro 2012. It’s a chance for teams to solidify their positions in the opening group matches. With a win, Greece will take a giant leap forward towards possible […]

Magic Moments in European Championship History [PHOTO]

Artist Dave Williams from Liverpool, England has put together 16 original illustrations to represent a different magic moment in European Championship history for each of the teams participating in Euro 2012. According to Williams, “The illustrations use the national flags of the 16 finalists to recreate an iconic moment from […]

Defense In Place, How Does England Pave a Way Forward?

Those who kept reminding us about France’s talent forgot to mention inexperience. Franck Ribery and Florent Malouda have been mainstays for some time, but amongst the other key contributors to Les Bleus’ attack, there’s no big tournament experience. Karim Benzema and Samir Nasri were controversial omissions from the ill-fated World […]

Ukraine vs Sweden, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Sweden vs Ukraine: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Ukraine and Sweden shirts Out of all the opening round matches, Sweden against Ukraine is probably the one that people are least looking forward to. No one is really talking about Sweden’s chances, and no one is rating Ukraine. But today is an opportunity for both […]

England vs France, Euro 2012: Open Thread

England vs France: Noon ET TV schedule Buy England and France shirts Every two years, the question comes up whether England is a good football team or not. It’s ridiculous really, but England always has to prove themselves, not only to the press and soccer fans abroad, but even to […]

This May Just Be England’s Time to Shine

With no Rooney, no Barry, no Cahill, and no Lampard, expectations have never been lower for the Three Lions. EASY was The S*n’s headline after the English were dropped in Group C with the States, Algeria, and Slovenia. Simon Kuper’s Soccernomics opens with a chapter on “Why England Lose,” in […]

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Newcastle United Reportedly Agrees Deal for The Sun Newspaper To Become Media Partner, Says Report

Newcastle United has reportedly signed a deal with The Sun newspaper to become the club’s exclusive national media partner, according to a reporter with The Telegraph. A spokesperson for The Sun newspaper says that “There is absolutely no current deal between The Sun and Newcastle United.” However, he adds that “As part […]

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