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All is not well between the sticks in Denmark


Phil O’Connor

Perhaps understandably, nowhere in his writings are his views on international football recorded. 

 But recent events echo the words of William Shakespeare in Hamlet - all is not well in the state of Denmark. Especially between the posts.

Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen looked distinctly shaky in a recent friendly against Brazil, conceding two goals before leaving the fray with a back injury. It was an echo of a similarly limp performance against Russia, where Sorensen celebrated his 100th cap by letting in two soft goals.

 The back injury which led to his replacement against Brazil means he will take no part in Euro 2012.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Football mourns loss of a great talent and a modest man

Robert Enke had none of the extrovert qualities associated with the great goalkeepers in German football folklore, larger than life figures such as Sepp Maier and Oliver Kahn.

He didn't quite reach the same levels of achievement on the field either but this modest man will certainly be remembered as a great talent.