The English Dilemma

June 11th saw England drop two points in the final minutes of the game, allowing Wales to solidify top spot.  Now after a surprise win against the Russians, Slovakia have climbed back up the table alongside Wales. Leaving the group in quite an unusual set up coming into the Group B’s last game of Matchday…

FRA v ALB: French Striking Options

Following Romania’s draw against a strong Swiss team. Group A has been thrown back into the balance, seeing all four teams showing equal signs of progression, although this may have swung in France’s favour. After an inspired midfield performance last Friday, France were led to victory and secured their first three points of the campaign….

The Evolution of C. Ronaldo in the Euros

4 Competitions, 13 years of high level international football and surprisingly enough he came closest to glory in his earliest tournament back in 2004. We look at his development, statistics and evolution into Portugal’s captain, all from such a young age. Photo Credit – (onenonlycr7.blogspot.com) Euro 2004 – Portugal Only in the first team just…

Belgium v Italy: Looking at both sides

Last night saw one of the most highly anticipated matches of the first round, top ranked and highly talented Belgium took on a experienced and historically successful Italian outfit. Showcasing a mixture of youth and experience, this match was an end to end spectacle which saw ‘The Azzuri’ come away two goals to the good,…

Why Ibrahimovic might not be the only threat

And what Ireland can do to counteract this. With kick off fast approaching, the boys in green go up against the boys in yellow. This highly anticipated Group E match will showcase some of the best international players, and a chance for both teams to claim some much needed points, considering the stature of the…

Player Focus: Sergio Busquets

Statistics Age – 27 Team – Barcelona CF, Spain Honours – 6 League titles, 4 Domestic Cups, 3 Champions league titles, 1 World Cup, 1 Euro Championship Passing Rate % – 90*approx Review Under-rated by many, adored by the few, the Spanish midfielder has become one of the most influential mastermind’s in international football. Usually…

Match Preview: England v Russia

The weight of 53 million people is sitting firmly on the shoulders of Hodgson’s men. 50 years of waiting, no world cup, no European championship, but an abundant array of unfulfilled talent. England desperately need a successful competition, their lack of international honours perversely disproportionate to their large population. Russia on the other hand, not…

Betting: Wales v Slovakia

Betting Explained When it comes to football, there are so many markets out there and the real issue when placing your bets is knowing whether or not we are getting the best value odds for our money. In a perfect world, with no asymmetric information, we could assess the credibility of each market with the…

Quick Update: Switzerland v Albania

This match is all to play for, both teams suggesting inconsistencies within their play. While the Swiss boast the more well known and higher ranked players, there is certain problems to address following results in recent matches. They appear to adopt an ‘all or nothing’ style of play, losing the ball high up the pitch…

One Word: Playmaker

If you haven’t yet seen the incredible finish by Dimitri Payet last night, get on it now. Surrounded by four players, he stopped the Romanian keeper in his tracks. However his great performance was not restricted to a late winner, but a masterclass in skill and balance in the midfield. As thought Romania set up…

Match Preview: France v Romania

20:00 marks the start of this years European Championships and will set the tune for a highly anticipated competition. Surrounded in problems, the French government and police force have had to deal with an array of security measures, not to mention the severe flooding and strikes across the country. However with the sun setting on…

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