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31 May 2012
The Back of the Net team continue their build-up to Euro 2012 with individual team profiles. Here, Paul Watson takes a long loving look at Sweden…
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31 May 2012
GetafeFinal Position 11th LLL Rating B-During a wee chat with LLL after the end of the season, Getafe boss Luis García had  a ‘so-so’ sort of vibe about him when discussing how his side's season had gone. The club met its expectations of staying in la Primera for a another year, and that’s still a pretty decent achievement considering Dani Güiza was absolutely hopeless up front, Pedro León was almost constantly injured, Pablo Sarabia was a disappointment, Javier Arizmendi had returned to the ranks and the club only had an average home crowd of 17. The bad side was that the optimism surrounding a somewhat sexier future for the club has been temporarily squished by the apparent collapse of the Getafe Team Dubai kerfuffle, with the investment originally promised this summer and beyond seemingly dead and buried.
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31 May 2012
He was a surprise omission from Roy Hodgson's squad, and now, as Back of the Net's Paul Watson reveals, things are about to get even worse for the Geordie midfield metronome...
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31 May 2012
The Back of the Net team continue their build-up to Euro 2012 with individual team profiles. Here, John Foster examines Group D's top seeds, co-hosts Ukraine…
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30 May 2012
Athletic BilbaoFinal Position 10thLLL Rating B+Spain may be suffering from a fairly substantial economic crisis, but that’s certainly not an issue in the Basque Country, where a centre specialising in bottling of gargantuan proportions has been established, bigger than anything Coca Cola could dream up. Two finals, two stone-cold freezes from Athletic Bilbao is the story if LLL was wanting to be hard-headed and harsh about the club’s season. Two finals (two more than Real Madrid), two memorable events for their fans and fantastic promise for the future, is an alternative view, with a squad that can only improve and mature under Marcelo Bielsa should the team’s big names and barking mad coach stay together for the new campaign. Atlético MadridFinal Position 5thLLL Rating B-Atlético’s domestic campaign was like a drunk HR manager running for the last train to Haywards Heath, getting stuck in the doors but managing to squeeze through before spilling onto the floor and landing face first into his kebab. Despite a change of manager at Christmas, Diego Godín losing his marbles in the last minute of every game to throw away countless points and Atlético being Atlético, the side managed to sneak into fifth. But that’s far from the Champions League place that was targeted to help improve the club’s awful finances.
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30 May 2012
The Back of the Net team continue their build-up to Euro 2012 with individual team profiles. Here, television mirth merchant Mark Watson casts an eye over the World and European champions, Spain… 
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30 May 2012
Italy head to Euro 2012 with the weight of the world on their shoulders, and Cesare Prandelli’s considerable man management skills will be put to the test as the Azzurri look to avoid a repeat of their humiliating performance at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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30 May 2012
The Back of the Net squad's Euro 2012 previews continue, with him-off-the-telly Mark Watson studying the Republic of Ireland
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29 May 2012
The Back of the Net boys continue their light-hearted look ahead to Euro 2012. Here, John Foster on a team who have historically reacted well to scandal-based adversity: Italy...
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29 May 2012
The Back of the Net boys continue their light-hearted look ahead to Euro 2012. This morning, John Foster on a team looking to prove they have the lungs to last longer than they did four years ago: Croatia...  

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