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England! Penalties! Again!

In Anglo-German Relations, England, Football, Germany, Stereotypes on June 25, 2012 at 11:06

The Euro 2012 quarterfinals came to a close yesterday with another penalty shoot out defeat for England. This time it was Italy who possessed the better nerves and scored 4 out of 5 shots, while England started brightly but the two Ashleys, Cole and Young delivered 2 weak penalties, one hitting the cross-bar the other being saved easily by Gigi Buffon, the Italian goal keeper. Read the rest of this entry »

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England, Penalties and Roy of the Rovers

In England, Football, Germany, Identity, Sport, Stereotypes, World Cup on July 11, 2011 at 10:08

There are some stories in sport that seem to be a given. One of them is that English football teams cannot handle the pressure of a penalty shoot out. The men normally lose against Germany as in 1990 and 1996 and Portugal in 2004 and 2006 while the women fared no better and crashed out against France on Saturday in Germany at the World Cup. This somehow suggests that English football has a profound problem when it comes to penalties.

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