Podcast: Pogba will play in stripes next season, but maybe not for Juventus

Authors: Doron and Phil

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Beyond The Pitch and Stretford-End.com have come together once again to record another podcast, the eleventh in the series. Beyond The Pitch’s Anto joins to specifically discuss Pogba to Juventus. We discuss the various transfer rumours, look back on the Euros and look forwards to the pre-season tour.

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England Euro 2012 conclusion: learn from United

Posted on June 25, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, England, Euro 2012, Man United, Tactics   20 Comments »

Author: Doron

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It’s hard to know where to begin with England. Euro 2012 really showed up our national team’s limited ability. Various factors effected this but a couple stood out more so than others – injuries and formations. Oddly, Roy Hodgson should have looked at United as a case study and now he, like Alex Ferguson, needs to ensure that his team change their tactical approach.

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Stretford End’s Betting Guide to Euro 2012

Posted on June 08, 2012  by sleepy_nik  in Euro 2012, Man United   No Comments »

Holland lift Euro 88 trophy

Author: Sleepy Nik

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Euro 2012 will surely throw up a surprise. By common consensus the Euro is saturated with greater quality than the World Cup – lesser teams, a greater spread of expertise across the continent etc – however, it doesn’t always hold true that the favourite wins, and every now and then the tournament (mainly due to its size) elucidates a hidden gem – Greece 2004 comes immediately to mind; a functional system, an articulate coach and a collective will to match. Could we see a dramatically underwhelming Italy progress to the final? Or could the Russian side that beat them comfortably just two weeks ago go all the way? Who knows? Perhaps even Greece herself, with an organised defence but a paltry attack, will shock us once again having had a ‘rest’ in 2008! Our betting tips then should really be taken lightly for that reason. But hey, take a peak.

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John Terry is the reason for Rio Ferdinand exclusion

Posted on June 04, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Chelsea, England, Euro 2012, Man United, Players   31 Comments »

Rio Ferdinand celebrating

Author: Stretford-End

Unless you’re Stevie Wonder, blindfolded in a darkened room – you are simply not excused if you believe Rio Ferdinand’s Euro 2012 England squad exclusion is down to ‘footballing reasons’. Yesterday, following the withdrawal of Gary Cahill from the national squad through injury, new England boss Roy Hodgson called up Liverpool’s Martin Kelly from his stand-by list, (who has played two minutes of International football) rather than the experienced Rio, who is no doubt fuming with the latest snub. This blog is not to discuss what the England squad for Euro 2012 should be, but it will focus on the reason as to why Rio Ferdinand is not there – because of John Terry.

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Things: European Round-up Edition!

Posted on April 20, 2012  by El Rob  in Champions League, Doron, El Rob, Euro 2012, Europa League, Man United, Nik, Players, Things   2 Comments »

Authors: Doron, Nik and Rob

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Here’s installment number eight of the “Things” column. Musings this week are brought to you as ever by Nik, Doron, Rob and focus on the midweek European action that has just taken place.

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Things: Neville’s successor, MOTD analysis, Benfica vs. Chelsea, and more…

Posted on March 23, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Chelsea, Doron, El Rob, England, Euro 2012, Nik, Sleepy Nik, Things   3 Comments »

Authors: Doron, Nik and Rob

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Here’s installment number six of the “Things” column. Musings this week are brought to you as ever by Nik, Doron and Rob.

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