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Van Persie Header…in Subbuteo Form

Terry Lee reproduces football moments in extraordinary Subbuteo figures. He’s already been busy recording the opening games of the 2014 World Cup.

Gudjohnsen Tears Over Play-Off Heartbreak

Who says sport doesn’t matter? Eidur Gudjohnsen couldn’t hold back the tears after Iceland’s World Cup dream ended with a 2-0 defeat to Croatia. The islanders had held the Croats scoreless in the first leg but lost out in Zagreb to spell heartache for the former Chelsea man and his homeland with a population of just over 300,000.

50 Grades of Shay

If report-cards were being handed out for the Irish players coming home from Euro 2012, there’d be a few large F’s and plenty of black marks against names. Former star pupil Shay Given also seemed to suffer from the class clowns around him.

Passage of Play: Keith Andrews

“We are not going there for the craic. We will leave that to the fans. They are there to enjoy themselves. We will enjoy ourselves by doing things right”

The Rocky Roads of Poland

We hope the Green Army have suspension in those campervans. This footage of some roads in Poland will have Sudo Cream manufacturers rubbing their hands with glee. Still, anyone making the trip from Cavan to Euro 2012 should feel right at home. Ouch.

Santos: My Euro Vision for Boys in Green

He is the Indonesian visionary who has foreseen the Republic’s triumph at Euro 2012. A premonition of the colour green first came to his mind four years ago and he is convinced glory awaits Trapattoni’s Ireland. Dwi Santos talks EXCLUSIVELY to Póg Mo Goal.

Brady, We Were Born Torun

As we prepare to deploy the Green Army across Europe for Euro 2012, many fans will be basing themselves in the Polish city of Torun due to its location between Poznan, where we open against Croatia, and Gdansk, scene of our Spanish inquisition. Glenn Standish of TorunTips.com gives Póg Mo Goal the low-down.

Asian Nostradamus Predicts Irish Euro Glory

He may wear tin-foil on his head but Santos from Indonesia claims to have predicted the outcome of the last two European Championships based on a vision of a colour. This year, that colour is green and he concludes that glory awaits Giovanni Trapattoni and the Boys in Green this summer. It’s good enough for us. All Hail Santos.