Archives for June 2012

You are cordially invited to... Turf moor.

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Producer Jamie Producer Jamie | 19:03 UK time, Wednesday, 27 June 2012

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image description A Burnley Wedding

A Burnley super-fan has swapped the aisle for Turf Moor's tunnel on his wedding day. He also decided on The Clarets yellow away strip over a suit.

And the bride doesn't even like football!
image description Worst own goal ever?

We've seen our fair share of appalling own goals, but this one from Lithuanian defender Ignas Dedura is definitely up there.

He had all the time in the world to get rid of this.
image description Bal-owwwh-telli

The Italian players have come up with a new forfeit for whoever loses a game of headers and volleys. Of course it was Mario Balotelli who faced the punishment

of the dreaded ear-flick.
image description Penalty misses are easier to get over when you win!

Riccardo Montolivo, the only Italian who failed to convert his penalty in their shoot-out with England, is already joking about his miss. He said he inherited his coolness from his German mother

except when taking penalties.
image description Rio's looking forward to tonight's semi-final

Rio Ferdinand has said he will not be taking sides in tonight's semi-final between Portugal and Spain. He just wants one thing -

to be entertained. Don't we all, Rio!
image description Gareth Bale signs a new contract for Spurs

Jonathan on Facebook believes this is "better than a new signing". Kevin on Twitter has said this will "stop all the Bale to Madrid for €50m rumours, until at least Christmas."

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Beckenbauer is Ibrahimovic's dad.

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Producer Jamie Producer Jamie | 17:57 UK time, Monday, 25 June 2012

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image description   Zlatan, son of Franz

A Brazilian man who shares his name with German legend Franz Beckenbauer has named his son after another top European footballer.

How do you live up to this name?
image description   Muamba plays it safe for penalties

Fabrice Muamba was more than prepared for England's penalty shoot-out. The Bolton midfielder Tweeted how he was gearing up for the nail-biting decider.

Safety first.
image description   Balotelli finds his striking partner

Many have tried but failed to compliment Balotelli's striking style. Antonio Di Natale seemed to get it right when he synced his movement with Mario

to prank Antonia Cassano.
image description   What needs to change for England?

John on Facebook believes we should "say goodbye to the old guard and bring in the fresh young talent." Ata on Twitter thinks we need to "Build a new team like the Germans."

But what do you think? Join the debate on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
image description   Written in the stars

Among the fields near Verona, an Italian artist has created a giant crop circle to pay tribute to his national team.

A certain Italian's mohawk looks better in wheat.
image description   Missed 606?

If you missed 606 following England's exit from Euro 2012 you can listen back on the iPlayer or download the podcast.

You can continue to react to Euro 2012 on our Facebook and Twitter pages. a

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They'll be eating Lasagne for weeks

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Producer Jamie Producer Jamie | 19:37 UK time, Friday, 22 June 2012

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image description World's biggest Lasagne

The Italian team might be a little bloated when they face England in their Euro 2012 quarter-final. They've been prepared the world's biggest Lasagne by chefs in Krakow to celebrate them reaching the last eight.

7120kg of the stuff should be enough for Balotelli and co.
image description Has table tennis replaced golf?

After a video of England stars playing table tennis was released the game has seemed to catch on around other camps at Euro 2012.

Check out the latest pair to pick up a bat.
image description Fly safe with Manchester United

Next time you're sitting on a plane waiting for the in-flight safety video to come on you might be in for a pleasant surprise.

Would you pay more attention to this lot?
image description Graham wants 90, 000

Swansea City's Danny Graham wants to reach 90, 000 followers on Twitter and he wants to give something back to a pair of his lucky followers.

See what Danny will be giving away when he reaches his target.
image description Martin Keown trends on Twitter

Former Arsenal defender and now BBC pundit found himself top of the Twitter trending list last night after comparing Cristiano Ronaldo to "an NFL basketball player."

It was during the 'Super League' quarter-final between Portugal and Czech Republic.
image description 606 back on-air this Sunday

This weekend England face Italy In the Euro 2012 quarter-final and Alan Green will be taking your calls live from Kiev straight after the game. Call 0500 909 693.

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Premier League fixtures are out!

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Producer Jamie Producer Jamie | 18:00 UK time, Monday, 18 June 2012

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image description   Man City will welcome Southampton to the Premier League

You can now pencil in those away trips, plan the derbies and prepare for mid-week clashes – next season’s fixtures are out!

Here’s how Southampton midfielder Richard Chaplow reacted to his team's opening Premier League fixture.
image description   Ibra or Emma?

You would think that a world-class player like Zlatan Ibrahimovic is loved amongst his fellow Swedes. But no, they would swap him for one of ours.

We didn’t realise the Swedish were such big fans of Harry Potter.
image description   Sneijder almost gets caught with her trousers down

Van der vaart continued to show off Holland’s high-spirits when he tried to pull a classic prank on Wesley Sneijder. But his attempt was as poor as

his team's performance at Euro 2012.
image description   Kaka’s a dream

Most footballers spend their pre-season sitting around soaking up the sun somewhere exotic. But Kaka is not ‘most‘ footballers.

He would rather show the other side to his character on Brazilian TV.
image description   Group C concludes tonight

Croatia will be hoping to cause a huge upset tonight when they face Spain in Group C at Euro 2012. A win would take them through.

Jay Bothroyd has predicted what he thinks will happen tonight.
image description   Miss 606 this weekend?

Sunday saw Kevin Davies join Robbie Savage on 606. If you missed it, you can listen back on the iPlayer or download the podcast.

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England manager stands 100ft tall

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Producer Jamie Producer Jamie | 18:04 UK time, Thursday, 7 June 2012

 

































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'Roy the Redeemer'


A giant construction of Roy Hodgson has been revealed on top of the White Cliffs of Dover.


The statue is 100ft tall and looks over the English channel.




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De Jong takes no enemies


Some Polish kids have put the Holland players through their paces as the Dutch prepare for Euro 2012.


Nigel De Jong didn't treat them like kids though.




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Chelsea unveil new away kit


Chelsea revealed their new away kit for the 2012/13 season today. Marseille have reportedly called


asking for their kit back.




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Barnes and Fowler reunite over rap


You would think seeing the two Liverpool legends John Barnes and Robbie Fowler reunite would be a good thing


That is until they were handed microphones.




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A great display


Portugal fans came together to send their team off to the Euros in a unique way...


See the unique sendoff here




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Norwich City appoint Chris Hughton


Norwich goalkeeper, John Ruddy Tweeted his response to Hughton's appointment.


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Defending is a dying art

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Producer Jamie Producer Jamie | 17:04 UK time, Friday, 1 June 2012

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image description   Just get it out

Putting your foot through the ball might not be the most desirable style of football, however it can be effective. Bosnian defender Stojan Vranjes learned this the hard way...

assisting Javier Hernandez's winner in a recent friendly between Mexico and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
image description   M'Vila leaves the pitch in tears

France midfielder Yann M'Vila left the pitch inside five minutes as he pulled up in France's friendly with Serbia. The Arsenal target sat on the bench in tears...

facing the prospect of missing France's Euro 2012 opener with England.
image description   This might have cheered him up!

Just ten minutes later in the same game, Chelsea player Flourent Malouda hit a swirling cracker to put France 2-0 up against his Chelsea team-mate, Branislav Ivanovic's national side, Serbia.

See Malouda's goal here.
image description   Bringing the rumour mill to a Holt

Grant Holt put the record straight on Twitter today, revealing that he has told Norwich City that he wants to leave the football club, due to disagreements.

With Holt and Lambert potentially leaving - how hard is going to be for Norwich next season?
image description   You can't take him anywhere

Mario Balotelli has made a nuisance of himself in the Italian squad photo-shoot. With the team suited and booted, Balotelli decided to mess around.

Resulting in him getting a slap in the head.
image description   606 this weekend

606 is back on Saturday, following England's last friendly before Euro 2012 against Belgium, with Darren Fletcher taking your calls.

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Torres ends another goal drought

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Producer Jamie Producer Jamie | 09:36 UK time, Friday, 1 June 2012

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image description   Torres scores!

Fernando Torres ended his year-long drought for Spain by scoring the opening goal in Spain's 4-1 friendly win over South Korea.

We're pretty sure he didn't know much about it though.
image description   Hole in none

The England team took a break from their training schedule to relax on the golf course ahead their friendly with Belgium. The players were challenged to a hole in one competition

and even Hodgson got involved!
image description   Chelsea go stateside

Chelsea will tour the United States this summer and to get in the spirit they decided to swap their boots for helmets and shin pads for baseball bats.

I wonder if they will be calling it soccer next season?
image description   Danny Graham gives Jolean Lescott some advice...

on what TV series he should watch. Jolean Lescott took to Twitter to find some good TV series to watch and the Swansea striker replied

with this suggestion.
image description   Zlatan show-off

Zlatan Ibrahimovic worried all England fans in Sweden's friendly with Iceland after a brilliant performance. It took him under two minutes to open the scoring.

He also showed off his tricky feet.
image description   Your reaction to Paul Lambert offering his resignation to Norwich

Les on Facebook said 'Paul Lambert is a good manager but I would not trust him with my club' and Luke on Twitter said 'Where is the loyalty in football these days?'

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