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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 […]

Euro 2012 Daily: Sunday Service (EPL Talk Podcast)

Sunday normally means a day of rest, but not for the teams in Group C as they kicked off their Euro Championship campaigns. In the early game Spain and Italy were an equal match for each other meaning they had to share the points. With Di Natale taking just minutes […]

Ireland vs Croatia, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Ireland vs Croatia: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Ireland and Croatia shirts It’s been a long time since Ireland was last seen in a European Championship. Amazingly, it was 1988. For those of you who live in the United States, many of you may have fond memories of the Irish national team who played […]

Spain vs Italy, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Spain vs Italy: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Spain and Italy shirts Spain against Italy is one of the classic battles in world soccer. Both teams have had their fair share of glory including World Cup trophies, and both Mediterranean countries hate to lose to each other. Thus, the stage is set for an […]

Why Ireland May Be the Dark Horse of Euro 2012

In the past two European Championships, there have been teams that went far despite low expectations. Whether it was Greece in 2004 or Russia in 2008, there seems to be a recent trend of at least one team making a shock run through the tournament. That’s partially why we may […]

Euro 2012 Daily: A to B (EPL Talk Podcast)

First impressions can be important, they have the potential to last. Most people wonder how they fade, well, in this tournament: with good performances. Group B didn’t offer a solid ground for impressions that any of the teams are leaving. Luckily there is still time to change that, it is […]

Germany vs Portugal, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Germany is always a joy to watch. They’re a well-respected team around the globe, and play with such a purpose and confidence that is lacking in other teams (cough, cough, England). In their opening Euro 2012 game today, they come up against a Portugal side that has been a shambles […]

Netherlands vs Denmark, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Netherlands vs Denmark: Noon ET kick-off TV schedule Buy Holland and Denmark shirts It’s time for Holland and Denmark to do their talking on the pitch today. In the past several weeks, there has been so many questions about the Dutch team, in particular, but today is their day to prove what they’re made of. […]

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