European Under-21 Championships 2017

Cauley Woodrow anyone? So to Poland for another European tournament that UEFA have needlessly dicked around with – three groups now instead of two, with only the winners guaranteed semi-final spots, alongside the best runner-up. Bona fide global stars Gianluigi Donnarumma, Saul Niguez and Renato Sanches will be there, but of course, this tournament isn’t quite good enough for Marcus Rashford. Enough said about England’s chances, and we expect them to struggle against the holders Sweden in Group A, despite Aidy Boothroyd’s tactical prowess. Given the weakness of the rest of that group however, they may just squeeze into the last four. Germany go off as favourites following a 100% record in qualifying, and the fact that they are managed... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Summer Qualifiers 2017

4 to Watch Latvia vs Portugal: Second in Group B to Switzerland (who beat them in the opening round), European Champions Portugal, have now begun to click into gear. Winning their last six matches by at least three goals, they now face Latvia, who most recently got honked 5-0 by Georgia. Even the Faroes won in Riga, and having dealt with Cyprus 4-0 at the weekend, we expect another big Portugal victory. After a long, old season, Latvia may hold out for a while, but take Ladbrokes 2/1 on 3+ goals in the second half. Belarus vs Bulgaria: Belarus have struggled so far, confounding those who predicted they would be the next Eastern bloc nation to break through at a... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, June 9th, 2017
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Scotland vs England

I thought the Season was Over A curiously low-key build-up to the ‘Battle of Britain’, possibly due to the ICC Trophy or the General Election, neither of which would have come close to eclipsing this fixture back in the good old days. Perhaps however, with Wales and Northern Ireland performing so well of late, it is indeed tricky to muster up too much enthusiasm for the second best versus the worst team in Great Britain. Media coverage so far has focused on Nathaniel Clyne getting held underwater by an aggressive military type, although quite how that is going to help him when getting embarrassed by Saúl Ñíguez next summer is unclear. Maybe the reservoir will offer him a place to... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Premiership Preview – 31 January 2017

4 to Watch Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace The powers that be in the football world have managed to both antagonise and bring rapture to Big Sam in the last few days. Fjallraven Kanken No.2 Giving a freebie to play a weakened team in the FA Cup, the Premier League cunningly arranged a crunch clash at Bournemouth three days after his 4th round dalliance with Man City. Nike Store But Sam – put the champagne away my old son. Look what they have done to you. Nike Air Max 2017 Goedkoop Rather than spend the night of the 31st January, going through your phone contacts to find Joey O’Brien, you have a game to play. soldes nike air max 1 pas... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Champions League Final 2017 – Real Madrid vs Juventus

No Clattenberg, no Bale, but plenty of pounds As we wail, and lament the absence of any British clubs (hi Celtic fifty years on) in the final of the Champions League yet again, a crumb of comfort is typically taken in either the referee’s nationality, or the ball-maker’s factory base or even a Welsh player appearing (hi Gareth Bale). Sac À Dos Kånken Fjällräven This year however, we can trace the impact of our isles in a far clearer manner – the absurd sum of money Manchester United gave Juventus for Paul Pogba has allowed the Bianconeri to rebuild, and finally produce what they hope will be a European Cup winning side, for the first time since 1996. Soldes Under... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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The Battle for Survival 2017 (Part 1)

Fixture by Fixture Sunderland may be all but gone, yet teams as high as 9th could still feasibly drop. But who will it be? Out for the final time, comes the Oggs crystal ball. nike air max 2017 goedkoop As it Stands: Southampton 40 Watford 40 Stoke City 39 Crystal Palace 38 Bournemouth 38 West Ham United 38 Leicester City 37 Burnley 36 Hull City 33 Swansea City 31 Middlesbrough 27 Sunderland 21 Saturday 29th April 3.00 Southampton vs Hull City A brutal run-in means that Saints will want to secure that one extra win sharpish, to guarantee another season of finishing mid-table. air max pas cher They should do that against the Tigers, whose form away suggests that unlike... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 28th, 2017
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The Race for the Champions League Places (Part 3 – 2017)

Fixture by Fixture Tottenham Hotspur 75 Manchester City 71 Liverpool 70 Manchester United 68 Arsenal 67 Saturday 13th May 12.30 Manchester City vs Leicester City Although Pep’s boys are one of the few teams Leicester have been arsed to show up against this season, lightning doesn’t strike twice. nike air max goedkoop At least not if lightning were as lazy as Leicester City, although their places did show an impressive inclination to strike towards the latter end of Claudio Ranieri). Kånken Laptop 13 Adidas Pas Chere Home win with certain City players fighting for their futures (hello Fabian Delph.) 5.30 Arsenal vs Stoke A trip to Stoke isn’t what it once was, rather like much of the midlands, a now... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 28th, 2017
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FA Cup 4th Round – 2017

4 to Watch Derby County vs Leicester City Secret hunches abound at Oggs Towers about Leicester and this competition. nike air max 2016 heren blauw Having clearly given up on the Premier League this season, surely the spirit of last season could come back in the handful of matches required to stage a defiant cup run. They could start here, in a midlands derby on a Friday night. Nike Nettbutikk Back them to win the match with Ladbrokes at 6/4. Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Ah now you’re talking. soldes nike 2017 Two traditional FA Cup behemoths at Anfield in a match Jurgen Klopp dare not lose. And having struggled to get past Plymouth in Round 3, nobody would be shocked... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Championship Play-Off Final – Reading vs Huddersfield Town

Ferguson vs Klopp Ah, the Sir Alex Ferguson School of Management, home of such star disciples as Bryan Robson, Steve Bruce and Steve McLaren. Yet what is this on the horizon? A former Fergie student who looks like he could be the real deal. The secret – well perhaps because he’s foreign, and of course, he also famously fell out with the Ferg. Which suggests Jaap Stam possesses both brains and courage. adidas uk But it isn’t just Fergie who will be represented on Monday at Wembley. Jurgen Klopp’s buddy, Huddersfield’s equally excitable manager David Wagner, will be strolling out of the tunnel too. With neither the Royals or the Terriers antepost favourites to have even reached Wembley, this game... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Premier League Title Run-In 2017

The Fixtures (Tuesday 25th April) Chelsea vs Southampton No walkover, but the Saints season was pretty much signed, sealed and delivered at Wembley two months ago. Home win to nil. Kanken No.2 (Weds 26th April) Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur Fresh from steamrollering Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea, many will fancy Palace at home against Spurs. nike air max 1 pas cher Yet perhaps Poch can coax one last big effort out of his men, and Allardyce is probably content to chillax with a pint of wine for the rest of the season. ray ban femme pas cher Surprisingly comfortable away win. Chelsea 78 Tottenham 74 (Sunday 30th April 2pm) Everton vs Chelsea A tough place to go, but the kind... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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