France

Pires names his ultimate Arsenal 5 a side team

June 7, 2016

Double Grand Slam tennis champion Andy Murray and ten time finalist recently met one of his sporting heroes and Arsenal great, Robert Pires, over a relaxed game of Petanque in Paris. This forms part of Standard Life’s ‘Master Your Dreams’ campaign, where Murray took some precious time out of his busy preparations to meet Robert […] […]

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Is Abou Diaby, an enigma, or just plain unlucky?

July 1, 2015

It’s the news that all Arsenal fans were dreading, after nine long years, midfielder Abou Diaby has been released. The Frenchman joined the Gunners from Auxerre in 2006, but a succession of serious injuries limited his appearances to just 182. One must feel an element of sympathy for the lad, after all, it’s not his fault he [… […]

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More Blancs and it’s Au Revoir my froggy friends

June 23, 2012

France V Spain Another blinder in the 3rd tie of the of the quarters awaits on Saturday night and I for one will be breaking out the San Miguels and jumping aboard The La Furia Rosa bandwagon. They take on France and from what we are hearing in the media, it could be a walkover. […] […]

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Euro 2012 Quarter Final Predictions

June 21, 2012

Excitement mounts now that Euro 2012 has reached the Quarter Final stages and it is Germany, the only team left in the Tournament with a 100% winning record who head the betting at odds of 9/4, narrowly ahead of defending champions, Spain who are a 5/2 chance. The first of the Quarter Finals takes place […] […]

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Dexy’s Euro preview – group D

June 10, 2012

Group D France After les walloping of Estonia last Sunday & coming back of 21 games unbeaten, you have to fancy France to do well in this tournament. Despite just one decent striker *, The frogs have been steadily improving, scoring goals for fun & on current form are deffo La horsey des le blanc […] […]

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Euro 2012 Winner: My Predictions

June 6, 2012

Euro 2012 Winner: My Predictions Lets start with a rundown of the contenders Spain: With no Puyol, the heart of Spain’s defence is missing. Regardless of this Spain’s weakness is their defence and this is no secret. The most notable weakness is the left back position, Arbeloa at left back will struggle to compete with […] […]

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Road to Poland and Ukraine

September 7, 2011

Germany, Italy, Spain and Netherlands (plus hosts Poland and Ukraine) are the first nations to be qualified to Euro 2012 with still two more rounds of matches to play in October. In this moment Germany and Spain seemed the best European national teams.  Last saturday  Joachim Loew’s team has won 4-0 for the 4th time […] […]

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Expensive price for home grown talent

July 28, 2011

There has been a recent large outlay of money for home grown players between English Clubs. In many peoples view the money exchanged for certain players has been described as ‘excessive’. Names including James Milner, Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson have all crossed the £20 million plus threshold. The reason for the recent [ […]

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French Racism Storm Blacked Out by British Press?

May 10, 2011

Laurent Blanc has today been cleared of any wrongdoing in the ongoing race scandal that is threatening to tear the French Football Federation apart. Race scandal? Yeah, you know, the race scandal in French football? You don’t know?! What a surprise.   Allow me. There has been a massive uproar in France this past week […] […]

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Is he English, Scouse, or both?

November 18, 2010

A key qualifier is coming up. Win and you take your team to the World Cup finals, But there’s a problem. The Champions League final is just a few days later and your hamstring is feeling tight; what do you do? Luckily this scenario is as unlikely as a slick England passing move, but it […] […]

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Weekly Report: Chelsea’s soft spine and Theo’s stacked sister

November 18, 2010

I am worried for my team. Chelsea were ripped to pieces as Sunderland produced the performance of their season, and credit must go to the Black Cats because they were irresistible. But how do you defend a title with no defence? While Branislav Ivanovic is a rampaging thoroughbred of a full-back, he is far nervier […] […]

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Are midweek International friendlies a nuisance or a benefit?

November 17, 2010

By Laurie Fitzgerald As England prepare to take on France at Wembley tonight, it will be one of 36 international matches taking place during midweek. While this statistic will go unnoticed by many, it demonstrates that there will be many top-flight players, not only from the Premier League but also all over Europe, that will […] […]

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