CHELSEA, as we all know, are European champions having won UEFA’s premier club competition for the second time in 2020-21. The London side, along with other … Continue reading Red Star, Sheriff and Rangers had the best records in 2020-21
THE England versus Scotland game ended goalless, a spirited performance from the Scots and a leaden-legged, tired-looking 90 minutes from England. It wasn’t a great game, but for the Scots it was job done. The game showed how players’ fortunes … Continue reading Euro 2020: One week in, have we got Euro fatigue already?
England played Scotland at Wembley on June 18 2021, the game ended goalless. In 1928, the story was so different. Continue reading Recalling Scotland’s “Wee Blue Devils” of 1928
ANYONE watching the Denmark versus Finland group game, in the stadium or on TV, probably came away vowing never to listen to anyone who claims football is more important than life or death. It’s hard, even four or five days … Continue reading Euro 2020: When football witnesses a life and death situation
THE POPULAR view is that Europe’s dominant clubs, those with more money, fans and business acumen than their rivals, will never get relegated again. To some extent, closed leagues, the rationale for the aborted European Super League, have almost been … Continue reading Schalke’s relegation – a jolt for big club immunity
IT’S often overlooked that long, unbeaten runs in international football, however impressive they might appear, invariably consist of qualifying phase games against relatively weak nations and calendar-clogging friendlies. Italy, in beating Turkey 3-0 in the Euro 2020 opener, extended their … Continue reading Euro 2020: Italy back in the fold