Euro 2020 Chronicles – Part Five: The Perfect Final

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Euro 2020 brought us countless unforgettable moments, both good and bad, especially during the knockout phase.  This is the fifth and final article in a series that tells the many stories of this summer’s competition. Euro 2020 Chronicles Italy Edge Out Spain The semi-final between Italy and Spain started off energetically, but calmed down after […] READ MORE


Euro 2020 Chronicles – Part Four: Magic Monday

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Euro 2020 brought us countless unforgettable moments, both good and bad, especially during the knockout phase.  This is the fourth in a series of articles that will tell the many stories of this summer’s competition. Euro 2020 Chronicles The Netherlands’ Shock Exit Italy had emerged as the Euro 2020 front-runner, but one would be forgiven […] READ MORE


Euro 2020 Chronicles – Part Three: The Group of Death

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Euro 2020 brought us countless unforgettable moments, both good and bad. This is the third in a series of articles that will tell the many stories of this summer’s competition. Euro 2020 Chronicles Spanish Struggles at Euro 2020 Spain had struggled to find success after their Euro 2012 title and they didn’t seem any closer […] READ MORE


Euro 2020 Chronicles – Part Two: It’s Coming Home

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Euro 2020 brought us countless unforgettable moments, both good and bad. This is the second in a series of articles that will tell the many stories of this summer’s competition. Euro 2020 Chronicles Marko Arnautovic’s Insult Blemishes Austrian Euro Success Austrian coach Franco Foda branded his team as the best in the country’s history, and […] READ MORE


How Italy Manager Roberto Mancini is Taking His Country to New Heights

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Italy manager Roberto Mancini has truly transformed the national team into a well-oiled winning machine. It is all the more impressive considering Italy’s position just a few years ago. Cast your minds back to 2018. Italy were in the doldrums, having failed to qualify for the World Cup. They looked disjointed, tired, and tactically archaic. […] READ MORE



Euro 2020: England Report Cards

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For a little while, it looked like England would bring it home. The song, sung largely in jest as a little light-hearted fun but with the hope that it would ring true, looked like it might finally be accurate. England marched their way onto the final and to the Italians. Despite a Luke Shaw effort […] READ MORE


Euro 2020’s Top Five Goalkeepers

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Euro 2020 produced an array of unbelievable moments for goalkeepers, both good and bad. From Gianluigi Donnarumma’s penalty heroics to David Marshall being lobbed from the halfway line, it had it all. Some boosted their stock to an immense degree, while others became laughing stocks. Such is the risk of playing between the sticks. But, […] READ MORE


Harry Maguire: Development Into a Leader

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Harry Maguire has rightly received a lot of plaudits for his performances for England at Euro 2020. It started with his return from injury to play in England’s third and final group game of the competition and it ended with the Manchester United captain crashing his penalty past Gianluigi Donnarumma in Sunday’s final shootout. He […] READ MORE


Premier League Clubs Call for Light-Touch VAR

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Premier League clubs have asked the league to adopt a light-touch VAR. The use of VAR at Euro 2020 has mostly garnered praise, with fans and critics alike praising the minimal interference into the dynamics of matches. Premier League Clubs Want Light-Touch VAR VAR Controversies Last Season The 2020/21 Premier League season was filled with […] READ MORE