Tag Archives: football

Football, the mediocre Olympics stop-gap

The wait is over. Today is the day when seven years of preparations are over and the official opening ceremony of the XXX Olympiad begins. The participants are in the Athletes Village, all getting ready for their moment to shine … Continue reading

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Olympics kick off in style as Team GB make me eat my words

It’s time for me to apologise, to retract a previous statement. Ladies football ain’t half bad, to be honest. The 2012 Summer Olympic Games began today, although none of the action was in host city London. Instead, it was spread … Continue reading

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Promising, but hardly world-beaters

A resilient, but uncreative, performance was what greeted fans at the Riverside Stadium tonight as the men’s Team GB team were defeated 2-0 by the immense talent of Brazil. In the first full match for the England/Wales partnership, Britain struggled … Continue reading

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Football Special: Team GB warm-ups and the Europa League

I’m sat here watching Team GB’s female footballers take on the might of Sweden and to say I am unimpressed is an understatement. This is the third time I’ve watched the English ladies (who are “Britain” in all but name) … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Olympic sports while you can

It’s a shame that Britain are so dominant in sports we care so little about. BBC Sport today published an article detailing every Olympic sport and which countries are the most likely to succeed in each one. As expected, we … Continue reading

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Football Special: Team GB and the Europa League

It’s only three weeks until the 2012 Olympic Summer Games and the tension is certainly building up on all fronts. The Team GB favourites for a home medal – Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah, Ben Ainslie, Beth Tweddle, etcetera etcetera – … Continue reading

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Rangers and Bradford – different sports, similar story

Two very similar clubs, albeit ones with extremely different circumstances, are contemplating life outside of the national elite level of their sports. Whilst Rangers F.C. have survived complete liquidisation, they find themselves with the unsavoury prospect of having to start … Continue reading

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