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Plaantik Ballon d’Or

Plaantik Ballon d’Or

Plaantik Staff, comprising all the regular contributors and admins, decided to cast our own votes on Coach of the Year, Team of the Year and Player of the Year. We had a guideline for the voting system and votes were taken in the exact same manner as the original FIFA Ballon d’Or. Plaantik Ballon d’Or [...]

January 10, 2013 Tawsif B. Akkas English Premier League, Europe, Extra Time, International, La Liga, Leagues 0

Russia: CSKA at the Back, Zenit in the Middle, Dodgy Front

Russia: CSKA at the Back, Zenit in the Middle, Dodgy Front

Dick Advocaat will put up a squad of players that is very familiar with each other. Alexander Krotov gives Plaantik  the down-low. [...]

June 8, 2012 Alexander Krotov Europe, International 0

Czech Republic: Nedved Peaked After 30, So Will Baros!

Czech Republic: Nedved Peaked After 30, So Will Baros!

The optimism is oozing out from our Czechxpert™. An alumni of Sparta Prague youth academy, Michal Janata tells Plaantik how Baroš is a tournament player, using Plzen players for a familiar midfield and his undying love for his captain.  [...]

June 8, 2012 Michal Janata Europe, International 0

Greece: Overcoming Image Crisis One Win at a Time

Greece: Overcoming Image Crisis One Win at a Time

Greece is not at the best state since their triumphs in 2004. The country is in economical turmoil that has effected it’s reputation globally in a negative way. Stefanos Papakaliatis elaborates why they must put up a triumphant performance once again, it is more than football. [...]

June 8, 2012 Stefanos Papakaliatis Europe, International 0

Poland: The Dortmund Connection

Poland: The Dortmund Connection

Home advantage, Sir Chesney and the big scoring Lewandowski. Kasia  Truskawa looks at her national squads chances ahead of the opening game. [...]

June 8, 2012 Kasia Truskaw Europe, International 0

Euro Preview: Interview with Telegraph’s Mark Ogden

Euro Preview: Interview with Telegraph’s Mark Ogden

With only a few days left till the start of the Euros, Plaantik caught up with Mark Ogden, the Daily Telegraph’s Northern football correspondent to ask a few questions regarding the England national team. [...]

June 3, 2012 Abir Ahmed Chowdhury Europe, International 0

EURO 2012 Squads

EURO 2012 Squads

GROUP A: POLAND Goalkeepers: Grzegorz Sandomierski (Jagiellonia Bialystok), Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal), Przemyslaw Tyton (PSV Eindhoven) Defenders: Sebastian Boenisch (Werder Breman), Marcin Kaminski (Lech Poznan), Damien Perquis (Sochaux), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund), Marcin Wasilewski (Anderlecht), Jakub Wawrzyniak (Legia Warsaw), Grzegorz Wojtkowiak (Lech Poznan). Midfielders : Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund), Dariusz Dudka (Auxerre), Kamil Grosicki (Sivasspor), Adam [...]

May 31, 2012 Abir Ahmed Chowdhury Europe, International 0

Review: Euro 2012 Play-Offs

Review: Euro 2012 Play-Offs

With 12 teams already qualifying for the Summer extravaganza, it was down to the 8 teams in the play-offs to grab the remaining four spots. There were some interesting match-ups, with Portugal vs Bosnia-Herzegovina the cream of the crop among them. In the two legged play-offs, Portugal visited Bosnia for the First leg. A challenging [...]

November 16, 2011 Ahraf Zahir Europe, International 0

International: England vs. Spain Preview

International: England vs. Spain Preview

International friendly are almost always dead rubber, with club coaches angry at their players being called up and the players playing it safe in order to return to their respective clubs unscathed. However, this international friendly has a lot of importance to both teams, more so for The Three Lions. [...]

November 11, 2011 Ahraf Zahir Europe, International 0

Patrice Evra Left Out Of The France Squad

Patrice Evra Left Out Of The France Squad

Patrice Evra has been left out of the France squad for the friendly matches against the US and Belgium. “He needs a rest. He is affected by a family drama which will prevent him from being with us,” France manager Laurent Blanc said. France will go head to head against the United States on November [...]

November 4, 2011 Abir Ahmed Chowdhury Europe, International 0