Showing posts from June, 2012

Azzurri blitz will worry Spain

The Italian Renaissance Last night Germany , a team tipped by so many for glory, succumbed to the…

Portuguese men o' war fail to stop the Spanish succession

Euro 2012 For a while, it looked like the last day of Spain's empire. Portugal's attac…

A Nostalgic Korean Summer

Korean Summer K-League All Stars The K-League All Stars game is a regular part of the Korean fo…

Italian stallions break the English resistance

Euro 2012 England v Italy was expected to be the least entertaining of the quarter-finals and s…

Highs and Löws of the Tournament

Euro 2012 Having just witnessed my ninth and final match of the tournament, I thought I should lo…

France fire Blancs as Spanish sail on to the semis

Euro 2012 France are the latest team heading for the airport, well beaten 2-0 by Vicente del Bo…

Greece bails out as Germans advance

Euro 2012 The markets don't lie. Germany holds the whip-hand over Greece . And despite a hero…

A Day Off At Euro 2012

Euro 2012: Kiev Postcards As there is no football today I thought I'd send you a few postcard…

Rewriting the rules

Euro 2012 Today I have a relatively short train journey taking me from Lviv to Kiev , only nine …

A Tale of Four Cities

Euro 2012 Now coming towards the end of my tour of Ukraine, I thought it was time to discuss what…

Lviv and late lie!

Euro 2012 Arriving in Lviv , immediately asked for help to get to accommodation. As ever there we…

Euro 2012 24 Hours to Lviv

Euro 2012 Arrived at the train station to see another new train, unfortunately that was not the …

England rejoice while Swedes head for the exit

England 3: 2 Sweden UEFA 2012 Group D, Kiev A helter-skelter of a game which must have please…

Ukraine v France Euro 2012

Ukraine v France Euro 2012 Made our way into town by local bus and found that we were some 5 km p…

Старгород

Euro 2012 Старгород After wandering around Kharkiv during the afternoon cooling down with ice cre…

Finding Accommodation in Donetsk

Euro 2012 The journey out of Kharkiv was a lot more pleasant than the one taking us there. A dep…

Kharkiv Da Da Da

Euro 2012: Kharkiv Decided to go for a curry after midnight to kill time before catching the 02.5…

Shevchenko

Euro 2012: Shevchenko The day after the night before . As the whole of Ukraine is chanting his n…

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