A GREEK LESSON

Euro 2004 was a tournament rich in surprises and upsets. Powerhouses Germany, Spain, and Italy were all eliminated in the group stage. The Giant killing Greece knocked defending champions France out in the quarterfinal before eventually defeating Portugal in the […]

GARETH’S CODE TO CRACK

The great English debate that is argued to this day is here to do the rounds one more time. Why couldn’t any England manager fit Gerrard, Lampard,  Scholes into a system? The squad from 2000-2008 had arguably the greatest English […]

MISSION IMPROVEMENT

After a disastrous run at Euro 2016, where they lost all of their matches and were the first team to be eliminated, national icon Andriy Shevchenko was appointed as manager. His tenure did not get the best of starts as […]

SCOTLAND’S FIRST- EURO 1992

Just 2 years after playing their first World Cup, Revolutionary Scotland Manager Andy Roxburgh had guided his team through The UEFA Euro qualification to finish top of their group to take them to the Euro finals in Sweden for the […]

BACK WITH THE BAND

UEFA, on Friday, has announced that nine of the Twelve clubs that threatened to break away and form a proposed European Super League, have started the process of reconciliation with UEFA and subsequent reintegration measures into the European Clubs Association […]

SEMIFINAL JINX BROKEN

In the comfort of their home at the Stadio Olympico Roma dazzled through the night and ran victorious, but the uphill task to miraculously transform the tie proved a mountain too high to climb. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer broke his semifinal […]

WHERE? WHEN? HOW?

The European Football Championship has been taking place every four years since it was launched in 1960. The 2020 tournament, however, did not take place due to the disruption linked to the novel coronavirus. The tournament, which was due to […]

BANNED BOYS?

UEFA are close to sanctioning the 12 errant clubs that tried to launch the ‘European Super League’ competition. The sanctions could range from fines for executives and clubs to banning a club for two years from participating in any of […]

NEW COMPETITION IN TOWN

UEFA have announced that they will introduce a new European club football competition. Plans are in place to run the league from 2021-2024. In 2019 it was confirmed by UEFA that the league would be called Europa Conference League.   […]

ROMAN RETURN

You wouldn’t want to get too ahead of yourself but Manchester United’s thunderous 45 minutes in the second half of the first leg where they scored five goals against a hapless Roma team has more or less sealed their fate […]

NO CZECH-ING THEIR CHANCES

The Czech Republic team has qualified for every Euro since 1996, after their separation from Czechoslovakia. The team come into this summer’s tournament after a poor showing in Euro 2016, where they failed to win and exited the group stage […]

RUSSIAN BRIGADE

With a big summer of football just over a month away the Russian football team is slowly beginning to take shape. Manager Stanislav Cherchesov recently named a 28 team squad for the March World Cup qualifiers.  Russia who were the […]

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