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  1. Euro 2012: Battle of the Pundits

    by , 22nd June 2012 at 04:47 PM (11v11 blog)
    Let`s be fair, at times, watching the various efforts of ITV and BBC in the punditry game at Euro 2012 has been far more interesting than some of the matches. Adrian Chiles may not be the most polished of presenters, a la Lynam, Coleman etc but by golly he is entertaining as he tries to MC Roy Keane etc and he is a true fan.
    I`m not sure how immersed in the tournament the BBC guys can be ensconced in deepest Salford whilst Chiles and co at least have a genuine backdrop against which to pontificate. I also have to say that ITV has edged ahead of the corporation pundits because there is far less `same old same old` as we seem to be served up courtesy of our licence fee.
    Love him or loathe him, and the latter group must be exceedingly larger than the former, Roy Keane ...
  2. Russia's exit highlights differences between UEFA and FIFA's tie-breaker systems

    by , 17th June 2012 at 10:59 AM (11v11 blog)
    There is some confusion over Russia's exit from Euro 2012 in Group A. This isn't surprising as there are different systems for tie-breakers when teams are level on points in the group stages of international football tournaments - one operated by FIFA and the other by UEFA.

    Russia have been knocked out because the UEFA system gives priority to the head to head results between the teams equal in the points standings, rather than separating the sides on goal difference in all group games.

    So in the case of Russia their 4-1 victory against eventual group winners the Czech Republic, counts for nothing in deciding whether they or the Greeks go through to the next round.

    The system operated by UEFA leads to fairly complex calculations and bizarre results regarding ...
  3. Jetro Willems - the youngest player ever to play in at the European Championships

    by , 11th June 2012 at 05:40 AM (11v11 blog)
    In the Netherlands v Denmark game Jetro Willems, at just 18 years and 71 days old, became the youngest player ever to play in the tournament. The record was previously held by Enzo Scifo who was 18 years and 115 days old when he played for Belgium against Yugoslavia in 1984.
  4. Euro 2012 kicks-off on 11v11

    by , 8th June 2012 at 03:55 PM (11v11 blog)
    We are covering all matches live with our Twitter App - the 11v11 Matchdeck as per usual.

    Here's the link for Euro 2012 live on twitter

    Updated 10th June 2012 at 08:51 AM by Statisticus

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  5. Welcome to the high (treatment) table Roy

    by , 2nd June 2012 at 09:54 PM (11v11 blog)
    It didn`t take long for Roy Hodgson to experience `withdrawalitus` following his accession to the England hot seat. In the space of a few days injury ruled out Kyle Walker, voted the best right back in the Premier League, Gareth Barry and Frank Lampard, the latter two vastly experienced players. Throw in the injury doubts surrounding Danny Welbeck and Scott Parker, the Spurs man being particularly crucial to England`s tournament hopes and you don`t even have to delve into the unavailable Darren Bent, Jack Rodwell and Chris Smalling to start contemplating some malevolent spooky curse.

    Actually it`s a bit more down to earth because ALL the England player have just completed a physically taxing Premier League season, some more than others of course. But it was interesting ...