EURO 2016- the one we're all hoping Brits stay in

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Re: EURO 2016- the one we're all hoping Brits stay in

Post by Mayhem » Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:05 pm

France doing everything we didn't against Iceland. Then again, Iceland managed to start defending way higher than they ever did against us, and paid the price... funny huh?
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Post by Negative Creep » Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:50 pm

Iceland outclassed but not humiliated, France vs Germany will be a cracker
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Post by Liamh1982 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:55 pm

Obviously I'm immensely disappointed right now but with reflection I'll get over it quickly enough. This team has made so many strides forward.

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Post by Hiro » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:56 pm

Wales were a nice surprise indeed. Tonight they suffered Ramsay's absence and Bale's bad evening, but they did very well in this tournament.

Portugal dodged a few bullets already (they were very close to elimination in the first phase, and then with Croatia), lady luck seem to be on their side but they're also improving and they'll most likely recover Pepe for the final. I wouldn't be surprised to see them win the tournament.
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Post by Negative Creep » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:20 am

Wales looked very limited without Ramsey. Looking forward to tonight's game though
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Re: EURO 2016- the one we're all hoping Brits stay in

Post by David » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:34 am

Wish this rubbish would hurry up and finish so the real football can start again

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Post by Liamh1982 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:50 am

David wrote:Hate hate hate international football
Are you just saying that because you're Scottish?

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Re: EURO 2016- the one we're all hoping Brits stay in

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:08 pm

Sad to see Wales, one of the brightest teams in Euro 2016, leave the tourney and one of the worst - Portugal - stay in. But with massive confidence going through the team and growing interest throughout the country, it can only lead to bigger and better things.

And tonight Germany out after having all the possession against France, but not able to score a goal. Not really bothered who won this, but it's never a bad thing for a competition for the host country to get to the final, and much prefer to see a team playing with true strikers/centre-forwards prosper over one that doesn't.

And as for the final - my prediction is a draw (probably 0-0) then Portugal win on pens.
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Post by Megamixer » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:24 am

So...the most boring and uninteresting-to-watch team wins Euro 2016...probably sums up the feel of the whole tournament for me. Also amusing how the winning goal was scored by a player (Eder) who somehow got away with a blatant handball not long before that with a French player got pulled up for it :shock:

Seeing that smug git Ronaldo getting knobbled and taken off the pitch was the best part. Shame that Portugal didn't lose afterwards though.
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Re: EURO 2016- the one we're all hoping Brits stay in

Post by Sephiroth81 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:48 am

Megamixer wrote:

Seeing that smug git Ronaldo getting knobbled and taken off the pitch was the best part. Shame that Portugal didn't lose afterwards though.
It made it worse (Ronaldo getting injured), because the attention seeker ended up being on the touchline for most of the game directing his team mates like he was the new Fergie with the camera crews being more than happy to indulge him. He probably ordered the Portugal manager to go sit in his seat.

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Re: EURO 2016- the one we're all hoping Brits stay in

Post by sscott » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:34 pm

Overall, what a sh1t championship (football quality wise) 4 or 5 great goals but very few great games.
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Re: EURO 2016- the one we're all hoping Brits stay in

Post by Matt_B » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:12 pm

Sephiroth81 wrote:
Megamixer wrote:

Seeing that smug git Ronaldo getting knobbled and taken off the pitch was the best part. Shame that Portugal didn't lose afterwards though.
It made it worse (Ronaldo getting injured), because the attention seeker ended up being on the touchline for most of the game directing his team mates like he was the new Fergie with the camera crews being more than happy to indulge him. He probably ordered the Portugal manager to go sit in his seat.
The thing that spins me out is that Portugal used to have one of the most exciting teams on the planet with the "Golden Generation" of Figo, Pauleta, Gomes, Costa, Postiga, etc. overlapping with the early career of Ronaldo, yet they won nothing.

Now they've basically won a major tournament with the dregs of a side whose only star players - Ronaldo and maybe Nani aside - are the defenders. It's a funny old game.

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