Hickersberger pays the price of failure

June 25th, 2008 by tadpole

Some may point to a distinct lack of quality, others to a lack of competitive build up games, but the bottom line is Austria were not up to the challenge and Josef Hickersberger has quit following a disappointing Euro 2008 campaign.
Turkey and to a certain extent Coratia and Russia have proved that you don’t always need a [...]

How the Austrians Rated

June 17th, 2008 by tadpole

Conceded 3 goals in the 3 games, was faultless to any of them. Made some decent stops and was commanding enough round the area. 7
A high work rate and solid defensively, offered little in the attacking third though in the 2 appearances he made. 6
May of caught the eye with some sound defensive performances, although will [...]

The Curtain Falls for Austria

June 17th, 2008 by tadpole

Years of preparation went into organising Euro 2008, but as we get to the business end of the tournament, the hosts and the two set of home nations fans will now have to watch whilst the remaining European countries fight it out to be champions. Austria’s galliant effort ended when they were edged out 1-0, [...]

Austria Hopes

June 16th, 2008 by tadpole

More in hope than expectation the co hosts prepare for a must win game with Germany. In truth they will be pleased to of made it thus far and still be in with a shout of making the knock out stages. Not many though will give them a hope of pulling off a victory against [...]


June 13th, 2008 by tadpole

Co Hosts Austria were given the latest of lifelines to stay in the Euro 2008 competition, thanks to the intervention of the only Englishman on view. English referee Howard Webb pointed to the spot deep into stoppage time to leave both Austria and Poland still with ambitions for the knock out stages. Croatia’s surprise victory [...]

Vastic gets lifelong free beer supply

June 13th, 2008 by reddevilrooney

After their defeat against Croatia, which saw their chances of qualifying from Group B start to slip away from their hands, a brewery from Vienna promised a free lifelong beer supply to any hosts’ player that scores a goal in the remaining two group matches. One of these matches was yesterday’s match against Poland, and [...]

Austria-Poland: Match Highlights

June 13th, 2008 by zebra10

Match Highlights

Second Half

Austria Fight Hard, Earn Late Penalty

June 12th, 2008 by zebra10

Austria 1 - 1 Poland
Austria have fought hard all the match to find a penalty in the dying minutes just like Turkey beat Switzerland in the 92 minute. Austria have levelled the match in the 92 minute from Vastic and there is practically no time left for Poland to snatch an unlikely winner. However, Austria [...]

Hosts and out?

June 12th, 2008 by tadpole

With Co hosts Switzerland having the disappointing tag of being the first team eliminated, Austria will have their work cut out, to avoid an unwanted double (A record maybe?), both Co Hosts elinated not only from the group stages but also with a game still to play!
 Its sure to be a tight affair with the [...]

Austira 0-1 Croatia

June 10th, 2008 by tadpole

The only people happy after this game would of been a small section of Tottenham Hotspur fans after seeing a relativley impressive display from new boy Luka Modric. Austrians would of hoped for more from the co hosts, they huffed and puffed but failed to fire. Croatians would of expected a much more comfortable afternoon against the lowest [...]