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Euro 2012: History in the making

[typography font="Crimson Text" size="16" size_format="px"]Euro 2012 came to a close on Sunday with a stunning performance by Spain, certainly their best of the tournament to secure them the third major trophy in four years.[/typography] [typography font="Crimson Text" size="24" size_format="px"]Playing for the History Books[/typography] [typography font="Crimson Text" size="16" size_format="px"]A lot has been said about Spain looking…

EURO 2012 Group Stage Resumee pt.2

After 12 days of group games in the test day will be a welcome break for the many journalists covering the event live in Poland and the Ukraine. It is time for a resume on the action so far. Who were the biggest surprise in a positive and negative way? Which team played the best…

The W-M formation: thoughts on sources

Yesterday the well known and esteemed guardian writer and editor of the blizzard Jonathan Wilson had to admit in a piece for the guardian's sports blog that not Arsenal under Herbert Chapman were the first team to play in a W-M formation in the 1920s but that this was already in use in Southampton already…