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The Euro 2008 Stadium Experience: Berne

Experiencing Euro 2008 from the comfort of your home, office or local pub is so different than seeing the game live in person. But what goes on inside a stadium in the buildup to a Euro 2008 game? For the first round of Euro 2008 matches that began at 2.45pm […]

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Raymond Domenech Should Be Fired

The French participated in Euro 2008, but only in name. Their performance was a still, lifeless damp squib. The blame lies with one man, Raymond Domenech.France missed their renowned number 10, but, more pressing was the lack of any number 10 in Domenech’s formation. The French used a depressed 4-4-2, […]

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Russia Progress Thanks To The Brilliant Arshavin

When it was announced that Sven-Göran Eriksson was to leave his post as England manager after the 2006 World Cup Guus Hiddink was seen by many as the man to finally galvanise the so-called ‘golden generation’. England chose Steve McClaren, Russia chose Hiddink and we all know what happened next. Despite […]

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'Squeaky bum time' for Russia and Sweden

To take a phrase from Sir Alex Ferguson’s dictionary it really is ‘squeaky bum time’ for the two sides left fighting it out for the final quarter final spot. Having witnessed three days of tense, nervy encounters we can expect to be treated to one more before the tournament progresses. […]

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Julie Foudy: You Are ESPN's Weakest Link, Goodbye!

At the start of the Euro 2008 tournament, ESPN pundits were asked who was going to be their star of the tournament. Pundit Julie Foudy picked Thierry Henry. Her choice showed how clueless she is about the sport. I’m still scratching my head why ESPN selected Foudy as a member […]

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Soccer Blogs Beat Mainstream Media To News Stories

In the world of technology, the top sites aren’t magazines or newspapers. They’re blogs. Web sites such as TechCrunch, Engadget and Boing Boing lead the way with the latest breaking news and analysis, as well as receiving more visitors than some of the giants in tech publishing. While soccer blogs […]

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Shoot Magazine, Thanks For The Memories

Over the next few days, expect to read a multitude of odes written by bloggers from the UK regarding the demise of Shoot Magazine, the popular British football publication which owner IPC announced it would be shutting it down at the end of this month.Shoot! was a hugely popular weekly […]

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Could ESPN Steal Andy Gray From Sky Sports?

Modern day football coverage is such that the commentators don’t even need to be in the stadiums anymore. ESPN’s Euro 2008 commentators are all huddled in Bristol, Connecticut. Most TWI commentators, meanwhile, broadcast Premier League games out of their studios in west London. With the world being a much smaller […]

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Second Weekend Fixtures Released

Here are the fixtures for the second weekend of the CCC season, to be played on August 16th. Barnsley v Coventry City Bristol City v Derby County Burnley v Ipswich Town Doncaster v Cardiff City Norwich v Blackpool Preston NE v Crystal Palace Reading v Plymouth Sheffield United v QPR […]

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Group C Final Match Preview and Predictions

Sunday July 9th 2006, 11pm. Italy had just beaten France to become World Champions for the 4th time. The sound of car horns blaring could be heard in every major city in the Western world as Italians celebrated a historic win and looked forward to a new golden age of football […]

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Piturca Looks To Complete The Job

Romania go into tonight’s game against Holland knowing that a win against the already qualified Dutch side will seal qualification to the Quarter Finals at the expense of Italy and France. Very few people had tipped Piturca’s side to be anything other than whipping boys in the Group of Death […]

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