Purpose

Purpose

🕔13:39, 29.May 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (May 27th 2016) Friendlies The job of qualification done in style – a perfect ten wins out of ten – friendlies were the only option to fine-tune and iron out glitches ahead of Euro2016.

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Debutants

Debutants

🕔09:36, 29.May 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (May 27th 2016) Star in the Making Manchester United’s star in the making Marcus Rashford will make his international debut tonight. Named in Roy Hodgson’s provisional 26 man squad, Rashford has a genuine chance

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The Banana Skin

The Banana Skin

🕔10:07, 28.May 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (June 26th 2012) Racist Incident After the false positives – the alleged racist abuse of Czech defender Theodor Gebre Selassie and Mario Balotelli against Spain – there was a clear and undeniable racist incident

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Unlucky Thirteen?

Unlucky Thirteen?

🕔23:02, 27.May 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (May 26th 2016) Setting the Record Straight Just over thirteen years ago – February 12th to be precise – Sven-Göran Eriksson made a 17-year-old then the youngest player to represent England. The opponents that

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On the Verge

On the Verge

🕔20:42, 27.May 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (May 26th 2016) Meteoric Rise A few months ago Manchester United’s teenage sensation Marcus Rashford featured in a Youth FA Cup match where the holders Chelsea thrashed the Red Devils 5-1. He soon announced

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A Strange Choice

A Strange Choice

🕔17:31, 27.May 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (May 26th 2016) Preparations Time is running out for Roy Hodgson to fine-tune his options for France. He has just two matches left. Despite ending Turkey’s impressive unbeaten run on Sunday at the Etihad

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Hooliganism

Hooliganism

🕔10:02, 27.May 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (June 26th 2012) Preparations Poland began its preparations to police Euro2012 in 2010. “When you talk about Poznań with a place as big as the size of our region is 30000 square kilometres, 2500

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Perceptions

Perceptions

🕔09:53, 27.May 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (June 25th 2012) United If there’s one thing that Polish people agree on about problems in football, it is that hooliganism, rather than racism is the bigger problem. Former winger turned politician and the

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Point to Prove?

Point to Prove?

🕔09:37, 27.May 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (May 26th 2016) Transformation Former Newcastle United youth product Aaron Hughes’ Australian sojourn is over after just a year. Frequently injured Hughes hardly played for his latest club – he managed just six matches

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Policing the Tournament

Policing the Tournament

🕔16:02, 25.May 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (June 25th 2012) Incidents Inspector Krzysztof Jarosz was the Chief Constable of the Wielkopolska region of Poland – it included the former capital of Poland, Poznań. Jarosz was satisfied that their policing of Euro2012

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