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Portugal vs Poland – Euro 2016

Time to call the PoPo As Euro 2016 moves into its final seven matches, it very much is a tournament of two halves. The top half of a draw, is the One Man Team part, as Lewandowski, Ronaldo, Bale and Hazard attempt to drag their team to a final. The bottom by contrast consists of the perfect team units in Iceland and Italy, as well as teams crammed full of (as yet) underperforming players, Germany and France. Yet as the standard steps up a level, it could now all be about the supporting cast, even in matches like Portugal Poland. Both sides can defend, (although Portugal seemed to forget how in their match against Hungary), and men like Nani and... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
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England vs Wales – 16 June 2016

Extended Lunch Break Time Kick-off may be 2pm this afternoon, but in truth, this one kicked off many days ago. Fans may be having a nice old British tear-up in surrounding cities, but amazingly, it has been the players who seem to have been tearing into each other, far more than the supporters. Jack Wilshere hoisted himself off the sick bed long enough to declare that England are a better team, whilst Gareth Wales responded by saying that he wouldn’t swap any of the Welsh players for one of Roy’s boys. All of which puts extra fuel under a match that is significant enough as it is, given England’s dodgy opening result, and Slovakia’s terrific win yesterday. But what will... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2016
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Euro 2016

Fifty Years of Hurt The Champions League Final on Saturday night, followed swiftly by the news that neither Saúl, or Isco have been named in the Spanish 23, was a reminder that the media hype about England is just that. With the exception of Joe Hart, none of our players have recently shined on the European club stage, let alone the international one. For example, pinning our hopes on Tottenham players may seem wise, until one considers their pitiful efforts against Dortmund in the Europa League. In truth, this is the worst ever England squad to play at a tournament. So who does win? Well, one can never write off the Germans, a point underlined by the fact that Italy... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Scottish Premiership Outright

Rangers in ‘injecting dose of unpredictability shocker’ And so to Glasgow, where two men, once Britain’s most innovative young managers, find themselves wondering where it all went wrong. Chaussures Nike For fans of the eight-division English/Scottish football league pre-season accumulator, the return of Rangers is not a welcome one. Nike Pas Cher Whereas last season saw the first two Scottish divisions nailed on for the Old Firm, there will now be a genuine contest for the title, and research required for the Scottish Championship (surely its Queen of the South’s year this time around.) At least the guarantee is that it will still be between Rangers and Celtic at the top, and we are going to swing with the blue... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 29th, 2016
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Wales vs Belgium – Euro 2016

Bye Bye Scotland – We’re all Welsh now Not many pundits suspected that the Welsh would go the deepest into Euro 2016 of all the home nations, although no surprise that we here at Oggs Towers were one of them. Kopen Nike Air Max 2017 Goedkoop The question now is whether they can deal with an improving Belgium side, and reach the semi-finals, thus going one step better than they did in 1958, when they were undone by an unknown 17 year old called Pele. fjallraven kanken backpack outlet More importantly of course, it keeps Dean Saunders away from managing your club for that little bit longer too. The two sides are no strangers to each other, having competed regularly... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 29th, 2016
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Premiership Preview – 28 October 2016

4 to Watch Sunderland vs Arsenal One of a few matches this weekend that pit gritty Northern teams (and a Tony Pulis side) against a more aristocratic / poncey side full of foreigners. But whilst this may all be new to Pep, Arsene Wenger knows what it takes to beat this sort of outfit. Chaussures Nike 2017 The typical Arsenal performance up north is to look ruffled early on, but to eventually get to grips and win the game late. air max 90 pas cher That is why we like Ladbrokes evens on the second half to have more goals than the first. Manchester United vs Burnley Having survived a potentially fatal bullet of losing at home to the noisy... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 28th, 2016
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Champions League Final 2016 – Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid

Them again There hasn’t been dominance like it in modern football. For the third season running, the European trophies will be a clean sweep between Sevilla, and one of la Liga’s big three. And a city has never dominated in such a way either – for the second time in three years, the biggest game in club football will be contested between the two Madrids, Simeone’s Atletico, and Zizou’s Real. Since Zidane replaced Rafa at the Bernebau, Real have been the best team in Spain (or at least, have picked up the most points.) In the meantime, they have also matched Arsenal’s 2006 record of ten clean sheets in a Champions League season, helped undoubtedly by a very easy run... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, May 27th, 2016
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Play off final 2016

Scudamore Sweats That grizzly old goat Steve Bruce is back again, sniffing Premier League blood, and who can honestly say they haven’t missed his fuzzy hair, his excuses, and his fuming tirades at referees that always begin, “I’m not one to criticise referees. BUT.” Exactly. Sac À Dos Kånken Fjällräven Whereas we have all missed Sheffield Wednesday – big ground, nice stripes, and Barry Bannan. chaussures nike What more could one want? But can they upset the odds (but please a nation) by turning over Hull on Saturday. Because let’s face it – if it ends up being Middlesbrough, Burnley and Hull going up, Richard Scudamore is going to spend the evening with his revolver. Hull let the nerves get... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, May 27th, 2016
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Premiership Preview – 23 September 2016

4 to watch Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Hotspur With the injury to Harry Kane, Spurs will have to battle away for the rest of the year without their talisman. Solde adidas Chaussures Asics Femme Yet one could certainly make a case that an injury woolrich online outlet to Kane is nowhere near as damaging as an injury to Lloris or Eriksen, whilst the loss of Mousa Dembele through suspension saw Tottenham get mullered by Newcastle. They should battle on, and the man signed in the summer to back up Kane could help them. At 9/2 Vincent Janssen is our pick to score the last goal, probably the winner in a 1-0 drab affair. Get right on it at Ladbrokes Stoke City... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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Flashback – FA Cup Final 1990 – Manchester United vs Crystal Palace

Ah the past. That time begone where a Manchester United manager was on the brink of the sack, and needed an FA Cup win to keep his job. That time when a young, pacey Palace side, managed by a former player, stood in their way. And that time when England’s options at centre-half ahead of a major tournament were so slight, that they ended up playing three at the back with a sweeper. And so to the present. Anything less than a win would mean the exit for LVG. Palace’s best hope of winning lies in their dynamic wide duo of Bolasie and Zaha. And England still have no defenders. But could we see a repeat of the 1990 final,... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 21st, 2016
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