Almanac Soccer: Why England’s football solution lies abroad

In the aftermath of England’s elimination at the 2016 Euros, Hamish Neal suggests that for England to really improve, more of their players must play abroad.

Almanac Soccer: No Farting Allowed in the Round Ball Game

Jan Courtin shares a recent outburst of flatulence heard around the world

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 26-6-16

All the sporting results from this weekend that are fit to print

Euro 2016: “Night to remember on green field of France” (The Irish Times)

Keith Duggan’s rollicking story from The Irish Times, as Republic of Ireland, needing victory to progress to the knock-out phase of Euro 2016, rapturously defeat Italy. “Football: bloody hell. About an hour before kick-off, O’Neill’s starting 11 filtered into the muggy Flanders evening. It was as intriguing a selection as he has ever plumped for…”

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 19-6-16

All the weekend sporting results worth knowing and some others as well.

Almanac Soccer: All Whites off to Russia, in 2017 at least.

Hamish Neal provides a comprehensive and critical review of the Oceania Football Confederation Nations Cup and issues surrounding the competition.

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 12-06-16

All the weekend sporting results fit to print

Almanac Soccer: Let’s Look Back at the Euros – Euro 2012 (Ukraine/Poland)

Dennis Gedling completes the journey on bringing us up to date with the Euros. Can anyone challenge Spain’s dominance?

Almanac Soccer: Let’s Look Back at the Euros – Euro 2008 (Austria/Switzerland)

Euro 2004 had been full of latin flair drenched in sunshine, epic comebacks, drunken northern Europeans with sunburn and other such moments that had us glad we stayed up all hours. That tournament was complemented by a wonderful 2006 World Cup in Germany where Australia finally had a place at the table. All these good vibes and with [Read more]

Almanac Soccer: Let’s Look Back at the Euros – Euro 2004 (Portugal)

Euro 2016 starts this week and Dennis Gedling continues his excellent build up with his review of Greece’s win in Euro 2004. [Includes links to all previous articles in this cracking series, back to Euro ’60 – Ed].

Almanac Soccer: Let’s Look Back at the Euros – Euro 2000 (Holland/Belgium)

Euro 16 starts this week and Denis Gedling is bringing Almanac readers up to date with past Championships. This edition is Euro 2000

Almanac Soccer: Let’s Look Back at the Euros – Euro ’96 (England)

Euro 16 starts this week and Denis Gedling is bringing Almanac readers up to date with past Championships. This edition is Euro 96 in England with Gazza, Guus and Germany.

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 05-06-16

All the weekend’s football scores and a few other tantalising tidbits.

Let’s Look Back at the Euros – Euro ’92 (Sweden)

Dennis Gedling continues his series on the European soccer championships, this time he takes us to Sweden in 1992, where unlikely winners Denmark took out the title.

Almanac Soccer: Gazza’s Tears, The Lions of Cameroon and Pavarotti’s Nessun Dorma: The 1990 World Cup Revisited

Was the World Cup Italy 1990 England’s last hurrah on the International stage? chrism76 suggests England proved to be the big winners of the tournament.

Almanac Soccer: The Tykes make it

There’s not much joy in following the Bombers this year for Rod Oaten. Luckily, Coburg and Barnsley are giving him something.

Let’s Look Back at the Euros – Euro ’88 (West Germany)

Dennis Gedling continues his series on the European soccer championships, this time he takes us to West Germany in 1988.

Let’s Look Back at the Euros – Euro ’84 (France)

In the lead-up to Euro 2016, let Dennis Gedling take you on a ride back to 1984… Italy and West Germany had contested the 1982 World Cup final, hooliganism was rife, and France was the the host nation.

Almanac Weekend Sports Results -29-5-16

The latest football results from around Australia and sporting results from around the world.

Let’s Look Back at the Euros – Euro ’80 (Italy)

Dennis Gedling leads us through the Pinocchio mascotted 1980 European Cup. Did minnows Belgium get the job done?