Mike Ward

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Euro 2012: Thank Goodness for England's Elimination

(1) Comments | Posted 25 June 2012 | (10:49)

Perhaps this is merely echoing what countless others are saying, but thank the Lord we lost, eh? Thank the Lord that a so-so Italian side managed to eliminate Roy Hodgson's so-so-agonising and frankly rather depressing England from Euro 2012.

Thank the Lord our tournament "adventure" is over for another couple...

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Why Goal-Line Technology Will Ruin My Fun

(1) Comments | Posted 22 June 2012 | (14:58)

I'm not sure if anyone's ever compiled a chart of Britain's most popular terrace chants, but I think I can guess which ones would be pretty near the top.

"The Referee's A ****er."

"You Don't Know What You're Doing."

And a non-mover for several decades now - "Who's The ******...

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Has ITV1's Adrian Chiles Struck a Blow for Honesty?

(4) Comments | Posted 17 June 2012 | (01:16)

Stupidly, I hadn't remembered to Sky-plus the game. And I didn't have my notebook with me to jot down presenter Adrian Chiles' actual words verbatim. But he definitely said it, I swear he did.

And TV-wise, make no mistake: it was truly ground-breaking stuff.
"Don't worry," ITV1's Chiles assured...

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