Gav Stone
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Sniffer's Quarter-Final Previews
Portugal *** v England **** Thu 24 June 1945 @ Luz, Lisbon I can see where this is goingTwo of the best teams in the tournament meet in the quarter-finals, the standard of the other games is poor, leading pundits to say "This should have been the final."  Which it might well have been, if Portugal hadnt sta... continue reading
Group Stages Review
Just in case you blinked and missed them over the past fortnight, here is the low-down on how each group in Portugal finished.   Group A: Greece upset the applecart here by beating Portugal 2-1 in the first game.  This kept the group in the balance right to the end, with Spain beating Russia and drawing with ... continue reading
Rooney runs the show for England
Englands Euro 2004 campaign got back on track after the disappointment
of the France game, with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Switzerland.
Wayne Rooney was England's hero, putting on a striking display of some
class and scoring two goals. The Swiss who went down to ten men after
the second half sending off of B... continue reading
Zidane's Star Shining Above Los Galaticos
Zinedine Zidane has been hailed as the greatest European player of all time, and anyone who witnessed his performance against England might agree.  But is it right to label him a 'great'?  And what of his team-mates at Real Madrid?   Zinedine Zidane has been rated the greatest European footballer of all ... continue reading
Sniffers Match Previews
The second round of group matches starts tonight with teams such as Portugal and England needing to get their campaigns back on track.  Pick of the ties would be the Group C encounter between Italy and Sweden, and the Group of Death challenge between the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.  Read on for commen... continue reading
Big Gavs Miniscule Match Musings
Missed the game?  Dont know what happened?  Have no fear, these match reports are just what you need!  Youll now be the pub expert now on all things Euro 2004     Gp A: Portugal (Ronaldo 90) 1-2 Greece (Karagounis 7, Bassinas pen51) Hosts suffer against a Rehagel-inspired, highly-organised Gre... continue reading

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