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How Portugal conquered Europe

How Portugal conquered Europe

Having whimpered out of the group stages with not a single win to their name and a defence that couldn’t keep out Iceland or Hungary, it’s fair to say Portugal were far from fancied to win Euro 2016. However, in one of the quirkiest rises to glory in the history of an international tournament, Cristiano […]

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Euro 2016 Group Stage Overview (Part 2)

Euro 2016 Group Stage Overview (Part 2)

  Having sunk my teeth into the teams comprising groups A, B and C, it’s time to complete my overview of Euro 2016’s gripping group stage…   Group D Croatia (8/10): The tournament’s dark horses have certainly lived up to the billing by overcoming Spain to top the group. With Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric […]

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Euro 2016 Group Stage Overview (Part 1)

Euro 2016 Group Stage Overview (Part 1)

  After nearly a fortnight of relentless international football, the end of the group stage marks a two-day breather from the persistent drama. The tournament has already seen shocks, screamers, late winners and heartbreak galore. Before the knockout rounds commence and the juggernauts lock horns, lets look back and assess the competition thus far:   […]

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Liverpool must retain Joe Allen this summer

Liverpool must retain Joe Allen this summer

  If you’ve read the headline of this article, you’re probably thinking that I’ve inherited an impossible argument, but hear me out. Joe Allen has been unfairly treated during his Liverpool tenure. The Welsh midfielder is regularly peppered with mockery on social media, as shown by the admittedly hilarious work of Darren Farley. Moreover, his […]

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Rashford England selection defies logic

Rashford England selection defies logic

Euro 2016 is just around the corner and Roy Hodgson has named his provisional 26-man squad that will be making the short hop over the English Channel this summer. However, as ever, it hasn’t been without its controversial moments. Perhaps the most eye opening selection has proven Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford- it’s nothing short […]

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Who is Mario Gaspar?

Who is Mario Gaspar?

Friday night saw England undone by a superb piece of skill that will go down as one of the goals of the season. Spain’s 2-0 victory over the Three Lions will be remembered for a miraculous strike from the player dubbed ‘Super Mario’. However, in amongst a new era of Spanish football, after the disaster […]