European football major league competition are closing to reveal its champions. By the time I posted this Euro 2012 Football Tournament Match Schedule and Scoresheet template, in Italy, AC Milan was trailing Juventus by one point, in Spain, Barcelona was trailing Real Madrid by 4 points, in England, Manchester United was leading Manchester City by 5 points which could endanger Roberto Mancini position as City head coach.
Soon after all leagues finished their competition, all players where their countries are participating in Euro 2012 football tournament, which will be held in Poland and Ukraine between 8 June and 1 July 2012, will have to prepare theirselves for the tournament. There are 16 countries that will fight to become the best team in Europe this year.
Twelve of those sixteen finalists are participated at the previous tournament in 2008. The last participation of two team, England and Denmark, were in 2004. Republic of Ireland is return after an absence of 24 years. Ukraine make their debut as an independent nation, having previously participated as part of the Soviet Union.
The complete sixteen finalists are: Croatia,Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland(Co-host), Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Spain(Defending Champion), Sweden, Ukraine (Co-host)
Formula 1 season 2012 will be started in less than a month. As usual, the first race will take place in Australia. Sebastian Vettel will try to retain his 2011 crown. He will compete with 5 other former champions, Fernando Alonso with his Ferrari, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton on their McLaren, Michael Schumacher on his Mercedes and the Iceman, Kimi Raikkonen, now with Lotus. And with surprising pre-season test results in Barcelona this week, Vettel won’t have an easy season like last year.
Every teams has improved their cars, and will make all drivers become a strong contender to Vettel. Even though those 6 F1 Champions are still in favour to win F1 2012 trophy. And there are interesting facts I found when adding a new F1 race winners in this spreadsheet. The previous five drivers who become the pole sitter at Australian GP for the past five years were crowned as F1 champions by the end of those seasons, as you can see in table below.
|Year||Pole Position||Winner||F1 Champion|
|2011||Sebastian Vettel||Sebastian Vettel||Sebastian Vettel|
|2010||Sebastian Vettel||Jenson Button||Sebastian Vettel|
|2009||Jenson Button||Jenson Button||Jenson Button|
|2008||Lewis Hamilton||Lewis Hamilton||Lewis Hamilton|
|2007||Kimi Raikkonen||Kimi Raikkonen||Kimi Raikkonen|
Interesting, isn’t it? Will the driver who get the pole position in this Australian GP crowned as F1 Champion by the end of 2012 season ? We’ll see.
It has been 2.5 years since I released my first Gantt Chart template for excel. There were many feedback come to me directly through email or via my comment box to add more features and function to ease them creating their plan. With the release of Excel 2007/2010, most of those requirement and features are becoming easy to accomplish, especially the requirement of having more than three conditions to be implemented in one cell. Instead of updating the Gantt Chart post, I decided to publish a new post, because there are major changes have been made in the new Gantt Chart. This Gantt Chart templates are still created without Macro, but require Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 to make all the functions working well.
Below are short guidance about features and how to use this template :