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EURO 2012 ROUND UP: GROUP D

By Rob McDonald — Group D Ukraine   Having qualified via being hosts, the Ukrainians are just happy to be there having only attended one major tournament since the Soviet Union became, well, less of a union. Dependant, still, on Andriy Shevchenko and the ghost of Sergei Rebrov.   Player […]

EURO 2012 ROUND UP: GROUP B

By Chris McDonald — Netherlands Bert van Marwijk’s fightin’ Dutch will be looking to resurrect their reputation for aesthetics after delivering a swift Nigel de Jong-sized boot to the chest of the beautiful game at South Africa 2010. The Euro 88 winners combine a wonderful array of attacking riches with […]

EURO 2012 ROUND UP: GROUP A

By Chris McDonald — Poland The co-hosts will be looking to improve on their last and only appearance at a European Championship four years ago, when they crashed out in the first round after two defeats and a draw. Player Match Of The Day pundits have heard of: Wojciech Szczesny […]

EURO 2012: THE POLISH CONNECTION

By Mike Girling BRITAIN and Poland go back a long way. Michael Marks of Marks and Sparks fame was Polish. The founder of Tesco, Sir Jack Cohen, was the son of Polish immigrants. Joseph Conrad the author, David and Ed Milliband (Polish Ma), Carl Froch, Phil Jagielka…all Polish (not County […]