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Bobby McMahon

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You can see me on Soccer Central most Mondays and Thursdays on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada. I write a regular column for and and frequently guest on various podcasts and radio shows.


Eastern Promises From Ukraine And Poland But Will UEFA’s Gamble Pay Off?

Written by on June 4, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Posted in European Championship

In 2007 a key commitment in Michel Platini’s platform to win the Presidency of UEFA, the governing body for soccer in Europe, was to spread the wealth. Under his predecessors western and southern Europe had benefited from hosting the majority of major international tournaments and the finals of club competitions.

The richer were getting richer and the gap between nations was increasing even though the game was afloat in…..

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One response to “Eastern Promises From Ukraine And Poland But Will UEFA’s Gamble Pay Off?”

  1. Boris says:

    Bobby. An interesting article. I have another comparison for you. Of the top 40 Eurocup players picked on ESPN, only one was non-Western European, Luka Modric. Automatically, all of these fans were bashing his selection that he is overrated and another Spanish player or Frenchman should have been picked instead of him. Not only that he belongs there, but it is ridiculous to see such bias and general feeling that all the talent comes from Western Europe. There are plenty of talented non-Western European players and I genuinely believe that Croatia will go through that group as they have plenty of talent and determination to do so. I cannot wait to see them take on Italy again.
    I am hoping that you will write a blog that will let us pick the winners of the groups so we can analyze the groups in more detail.

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