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ALAN MCINALLY’s Weekend Preview

This weekend’s Euro 2012 qualifiers ensure an interest for us footie punters despite the regular season being over and Saturday’s action sees England and Republic of Ireland involved in two vital ties. England are first up with Switzerland the visitors to Wembley and nothing but a win will do. Fabio Capello won’t be taking the visitors lightly, but I doubt the Swiss will have caused him to lose much sleep either. The Three Lions completed a straight-forward 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture in Basel in September and Switzerland have since lost to Montenegro and drawn with Bulgaria on...

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MATCH OF THE DAQ on Saturday

England v Switzerland Euro 2012 qualifier KO 16:45, ITV    HEAD-TO-HEAD 07 Sep 2010 Euro 2012 qualifier Switzerland 1-3 England                06 Feb 2008 Friendly England 2-1 Switzerland     17 Jun 2004 Euro 2004 Switzerland 0-3 England  25 Mar 1998 Friendly Switzerland 1-1 England    08 Jun 1996 Euro ‘96 England 1-1 Switzerland      15 Nov 1995 Friendly England 3-1 Switzerland    28 May 1988 Friendly Switzerland 0-1 England    30 May 1981 Spain ’82 qualifier Switzerland 2-1 England                19 Nov 1980 Spain ’82 qualifier England 2-1 Switzerland 07 Sep 1977 Friendly England 0-0 Switzerland     PREVIEW Switzerland have a reputation for dour football and there...

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SHAMROCK on Saturday

SMULLEN AN ABLE DEPUTY FOR FALLON, SAYS SHAMROCK: Our Irish ace tipster, Shamrock, stands by Recital for the Epsom Derby, with Pat Smullen a seven times Classic winner in Ireland. UNBEATEN OXX ‘OWNS’ TRAMORE RACE: To complete the double, Shamrock finds a Tramore race in which John Oxx seems unbeatable.     What Fallonious nonsense! It can only happen in England, where they have that perpetual tennis semi-finalist Murray and those World Cup football also-rans, that a sportsman is lambasted for wanting to obtain the best chance of winning. In this case, Kieren Fallon on Recital. Or rather, not...

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DAQMAN on Saturday

HISTORY IN THE MAKING ON A ROYAL DAY AT EPSOM: Four days after her coronation in 1953, The Queen saw her colt, Aureole, beaten into second in the Derby by Sir Gordon Richards. Now racing’s modern knight, Sir Michael Stoute, can raise the royal flag over Epsom for the first time since the king’s Minoru beat Bayardo in 1909.   HERE COMES THE JUDGE AND IT’S CARLTON HOUSE: As if you didn’t know, the Queen’s horse is Carlton House, subject of an injury scare in a week of Derby drama, which has had a High Court judge deciding who...

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