Category Archives: Football

EURO 2020: The Mourning After The Night Before

In the immediate aftermath of The Final, I texted the following to my footballing friends:

Southgate was a statue at the key moments of the game and, when he did act, he made some poor calls. The team that Read more...

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EURO 2020: The Final Countdown

England has made it through to a Major Tournament Final for the first time since 1966. The Ericle has tried to offer an objective perspective of Euro 2020. All that has now gone out of the window and Read more...

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EURO 2020: It’s Coming Home

Europa 2020 has become an England-based tournament with the 2 Semi-Finals & The Final taking place in Wembley.

And now there are 4:

DENMARK: After gaining their place in the Semi-Final, a Danish fan posted this most amusing tweet: “… Read more...

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EURO 2020: No Quarter Given

The Group Of Death lived up to its name and not one of the teams in it, made it through. The Ericle had tipped a couple of surprises in the Round of 16 but, never, for a single moment, did … Read more...

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EUROPA 2020: Now it get’s real.

My Uncle Benny, when a football match reached its critical stage, used to rub his hands together and gleefully declare: “Jetzt geht’s um die Wurst”. (Now, it’s about the sausage). Euro 2020, as the delayed tournament is still called, … Read more...

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Is Southgate, Parker in disguise?

This post may be of little interest to those who don’t follow sport in general or football, (‘soccer’ to The Cousins), in particular. But then again, perhaps not…

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A Famous German comments on ‘The Government We Deserve’

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC’s German Manager, writing for The Ericle (and The Sunday Times) today:

“If aliens looked at us both from the outside they would think
we came from two different planets.”
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2018 WORLD CUP: The Ericle’s Round-By-Round Review

FINAL

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VIVE LA FRANCE!

FRANCE was the best team at the 2018 World Cup Finals and is the worthy winner. Bravo !

Russia’s World Cup was a sumptuous footballing feast – a global tournament that more than did justice to … Read more...

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Football dreams.

Sub-titled: Everything you need to know about football but were afraid to ask.

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Psychotherapists love to hear about their clients’ dreams. Mine is no exception. Last week I had two dreams that involved the England football team. As a consequence … Read more...

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