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No one expects the…

June 19th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has started the inquisition into the abject failure against Chile, following the disaster against Holland. Shipping six goals in two games, more than in the last three tournaments, needs some explaining. As does losing back-to-back internationals for the first time since 2006. Del Bosque, manager since July 2008, is said to be considering […]

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Chile rain on Spain?

June 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Chile could put world champions Spain out of the tournament this afternoon if they win their second group game. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is rumoured to be making significant changes in formation and personnel. The coach suggested that the real problem against Holland was the teams complacency. Pedro will start instead of David Silva. […]

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Preview – Holland v Spain

June 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Its easy to forget that this rematch of the last final could have seen roles reversed. Arjan Robben, now a Bayern winger, was through on goal in Johannesburg but couldn’t convert. Spain went on to win 1-0 in extra-time thanks to Andres Iniesta’s goal. Spain come to Brazil as current World and European Champions. Holland have […]

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What can England learn from the semi-finalists?

July 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Features, Football

Now that reality has begun to settle in, and the shrill attacks on the players have subsided, what can be learnt from the four most successful teams in this World Cup? The English press and media couldn’t agree on who was to blame the most; the manager for not getting the best out of ‘world […]

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Final Analysis – WCO goes all Statto and runs the numbers

July 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Features, Football, Statistics

WCO has been ‘on’ a Holland v. Spain final since the draw. We see no reason to change our minds on that and expect Holland to win the trophy for the first time. No other country has brought more to the game and failed to win the big one so it’s long overdue and will […]

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