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24 November 2016
He won't be the next MK Dons boss, but his playing career is now officially over. Reds history suggests good things for the 36-year-old – but it's probably not a good idea to give Princess Anne a squeeze, writes Jon Spurling
22 June 2016
What happened when two Scandinavian sides could squeeze out Italy by playing out a 2-2 draw? Why, a 2-2 draw, of course... but was it fixed? Gary Parkinson recalls Euro 2004's Group C
20 June 2016
On home turf, West Germany were expected to win Euro '88. But the tournament took a dramatic swing when they were drawn against their fiercest rivals in the semi-finals, as Gary Parkinson explains
19 June 2016
It was the first-ever penalty shootout - and the Germans lost. It was also a belting final, too...
16 June 2016
With Gerd Muller retired and 10 minutes to go, West Germany needed a goalscoring hero. What about the untried Muller on the bench?
15 June 2016
England had a squad half-full of European club champions, but didn't have the wherewithal to overcome the struggling Euro 80 hosts...
12 June 2016
Gary Parkinson recalls a belting Balkan battle in Belgium
Some feared the Belgium midfielder would never be the same again after breaking his leg against Italy at Euro 1972, explains Michael Yokhin – but he bounced back to take his revenge eight years later...
27 April 2016
Simon Curtis was a match-going Manchester City supporter in the 1980s – a very different era for football fandom stained with tragedy. He explains why Tuesday’s Hillsborough verdict provides justice beyond the 96 fans who tragically lost their lives in April 1989...

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