Three wins from three and maximum points in a European Championship group phase for the first time – easy. Or not, given that this was yet another tough match that could very easily have swung in the opposite direction.
A settled team, a striker who really appears to have found his shooting boots, three more points, and a foot in the quarter-finals of the Euros… I don’t think that as supporters of the Nationalmannschaft we could have asked for
Now that we have all had a very pleasant night’s sleep – or not, if you happen to be currently in Lviv – we can take a closer look at yesterday’s performance – and the player ratings. There were some
After Saturday’s failed experiment in Basel, yesterday’s final pre-tournament friendly in Leipzig against Israel could best be described as a workmanlike effort against obdurate opposition – a victory without frills.
Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena Zentralstadion this evening hosts what will hopefully be a successful send-off for the Nationalmannschaft before the upcoming Euros: a friendly fixture against Israel. An odd choice of opponent perhaps – unless of course there is some
A new year, a new green and white Trikot harking back to the glory days of 1972, a prestige friendly against tough opposition: all seemed set for a sparkling start to the slow build-up towards the Euro 2012 finals in
Kicker Online’s ratings for the game against the Ukraine were published today, and make for some interesting comparisons to those posted by myself and Bild. While Bild and I disagreed on most things but selected the same Man of the
Finally, the Kicker Online and Bild ratings for both the Turkey and Belgium matches have been published – so let’s see how they compare with my scores and with each other.
After just over a week, Kicker Online has finally published their in-depth analysis and revealed their player ratings for last Tuesday’s disappointing but always exciting 2-2 draw in Danzig’s shiny new PGE Arena. Let’s see how they compare with my