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  1. Draw like a victory for delusional fan

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... football epicentres, there was a dignified and quiet satisfaction after the draw against the French. Pessimism is the new hope and a draw marked against game seven in the official programme ... international footballing community. I joined the modest gathering of my compatriots in the Bull Dog English pub located a few minutes' walk from the fan zone in central Warsaw. I was late after ...

  2. 'Unlucky' Grant finds that fortune is still hiding at West Ham

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... Zeljko Petrovic. The morale was pretty good until his arrival and the players aren't overly happy with his coaching.' The Montenegrin had short managerial stints in Portugal ... that 'everyone is for sale, except Scott Parker'.' With its renowned Academy of Football producing the likes of Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole in recent years, West Ham has been ...

  3. You Bet

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... fought, with both meetings in 2006 World Cup qualifying ending 0-0. The most attractive games to go over 2.5 goals are Scotland v Georgia, Norway v Bosnia-Herzegovina and Portugal v Belgium. With Cristiano Ronaldo in sparkling form, Portugal have a good chance to go over 2.5 goals for the sixth home qualifier in a row. Aways: England, Slovenia.Handicap: Czech Republic. ...

  4. Proud, passionate and a pleasure to watch

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... of football, we will have to continue to take them. England were not great in the Euro 2004 tournament. Obviously, we were not good enough to progress [Portugal beat England in the quarter-finals]. ... the now-defunct Golden in 1996. The 33-year-old Shearer talks to Unus Alladin ab Q What are your feelings about the present England team and what went wrong in Portugal? It was again that England got ...


    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... DEREK CURRIE One of Hong Kong's legendary former footballers and now occasional TV commentator, Derek takes a little time out to share the excitement of his foray into Euro 2004 ... I'm not at work today, I'm in Portugal.' The man in the England top turns to the Portuguese guy sitting next to him and tells him, 'If it rings again, talk to him ...


    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... with Alvin Sallay Gelsenkirchen: Well, football's not coming home, after all. Thousands of English fans have been singing this anthem lustily, hoping fervently that after 40 years ... Rooney, on his own up-front, was a frustrated man. To see him having to withdraw deep into his own half to get the ball- as he did a couple of times against Portugal- sums it all up. Attack, ...

  7. The World Cup shows off its better half

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... More than just pretty faces, footballers' wives are the new darlings of the marketing gurus, writes Billy Adams The well-worn cliche describes football as a game of two halves, ... is not the moment to indulge in such far-fetched flights of fancy.' A quick glance at the off-field exploits of the tournament's top players shows a mutual attraction between footballers ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    England football stars told how to behave

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Burton upon Trent Football Association issues first code of conduct for players with national team England stars told how to behave England's soccer stars ... procedures were outlined to England's players for the first time when they met at the new National Football Centre in Burton to prepare for tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against San ...

  9. You Bet

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... that logic but is justified in football terms. England shouldn't need inspiration to overcome Estonia, who have lost all five games in group E without scoring a goal. In three of the five games, ... other low-ranking countries. Among the bigger nations, Portugal and the Czech Republic are the best bets for their respective trips to Belgium and Wales. Portugal won the reverse fixture 4-0 ...

  10. Hammers have edge in play-off

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... won by the higher-placed team. League One play-off finals also tend to be low-scoring, so low goals looks a good-value bet. As well as cup finals in Scotland, Germany, Holland, Portugal ...




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