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Tag Archives: euro 2008

Euro 2008 Semi-Final Plagued By 17 Minutes Of TV Transmission Issues

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Football fans around the world must have cursing their TV sets Wednesday night when the TV transmission was interrupted three separate times during key moments in the thrilling Euro 2008 semi-final between Germany and Turkey. UEFA is investigating the situation … Continue reading

Are Football Match Programmes Slowly Becoming Extinct?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Growing up in Wales, many of my cold, wet winter nights were spent cowering under a lightbulb studying every word and every page of football programmes. I had my Swansea City programmes that I brought home from matches, but I … Continue reading

Euro 2008 Coverage Has Failed To Match The Tournament

Posted on by Josh Allen

Having watched most of Euro 2008 spread out between the BBC and ITV I have come to the conclusion that both channels need a major shake up in the ways they cover sport. Both sides irritate people with different aspects … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why The European Football Championship Is Better Than The World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Ask any soccer fan about their favorite World Cup memory and you’ll immediately see a smile on their face and hear the enthusiasm in his or her voice. My favorite memory was my first World Cup when I saw Archie … Continue reading

Euro 2008 Poll: Who Will Be The Finalists?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Who’s Going To Be In The Euro 2008 Final? ( polls)

The Thin Line Between Euro 2008 Winners And Losers

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In international tournaments such as Euro 2008, tactical formations are overrated. Just because a team that plays a 4-3-2-1 formation beats a country playing 4-4-2, that doesn’t mean that a Christmas Tree lineup is better. At the end of the … Continue reading

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Spain And Italy's Bore Draw Gives Soccer A Bad Name

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It was supposed to be a classic. Two of the top teams in Europe, Italy and Spain, with some of the best footballers in the world on display. But what we saw was a dire game featuring two teams more … Continue reading

Win A Euro 2008 Shirt From Castrol And EPL Talk

Posted on by Christopher Harris

EPL Talk has two Euro 2008 shirts to give away as prizes courtesy of sponsor Castrol Oil, creator of the excellent Castrol Performance Index which provides statistics and analysis of the Euro 2008 matches. To win one of these shirts, … Continue reading

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Holland 1-3 Russia – Arshavin On Top Of The World

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Watching Russia beat Holland 3-1 tonight in Basel to qualify for the semi-finals of Euro 2008, we may have seen the future champions of Europe. Their performance, at times, was simply breathtaking. Over the entire 120 minutes, the best team … Continue reading

The Pitfalls Of Watching Soccer On Satellite TV

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Sometimes readers ask me why I don’t have DirecTV or DISH Network. One of the main reasons why was on display today, and it’s definitely one of the pitfalls of watching soccer on satellite television.The culprit is the weather in … Continue reading

Is Fan Segregation At Football Matches A Good Thing?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

One of the pleasures of going to see a live match in England and continental Europe these days is the lack of fan segregation. After leaving Wales in 1984 and returning to England in 2006 to attend a professional match … Continue reading

EPL Talk Gets Behind Holland!

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Here’s a photograph of me, The Gaffer, partying with two friendly Dutch fans in the streets of Berne, Switzerland before the Italy against Holland match. I’ll be at Slainte’s Pub in Boynton Beach this afternoon cheering on the Dutch. Come … Continue reading

Euro 2008 Croatia v Turkey Preview & Prediction

Posted on by Paul Bestall

First of all, let me say what a super performance Germany gave last night. They tactically outclassed Portugal from the get go and thoroughly deserved their win. Anyway, enough of yesterday, now for today’s big clash. Before yesterday, I’d have … Continue reading

ESPN2 Sees 64% Increase in Households For Euro '08 Over Network Average

Posted on by Jeff Hash

If you happen to notice a sense of relief coming from ESPN in the last few days, there is a reason for it.  It’s because, while they are not coming in World Cup numbers, viewers are tuning in to the … Continue reading

Euro 2008 Portugal v Germany Quarter Final Preview

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So here we go, we’ve had 12 days of blood and thunder football, sublime skills, shock results, new stars and the retirement of legends. Tonight sees the first of the Quarter Finals and what a way to start this section … Continue reading

The Euro 2008 Stadium Experience: Berne

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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 … Continue reading

Raymond Domenech Should Be Fired

Posted on by tyduffy

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 … Continue reading